Shocking footage catches thief stealing a food package from 83-year-old man's doorstep

Louis Staples
Wednesday 29 April 2020 16:30
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(SWNS)

Coronavirus has brought out the best and worst in people.

In the case of a thief who’s been caught on CCTV stealing a food parcel from the doorstep of an 83-year-old man who was in isolation, the latter is obviously the case.

The masked man swiped the food just 30 minutes after milk, bread and eggs were left at the house in Swindon, Wiltshire, in the early hours of the morning.

Veronica and Vito Zarola saw the incident when they checked their security cameras several hours later. The food had been ordered for Zarola's elderly father, who is following the government advice and staying isolated to avoid being affected by Covid-19.

She said:

It's a normal thing for us to check the CCTV first thing in the morning, which we did on the day it happened.

We saw the milk, eggs and bread had been delivered, so my husband Vito went to grab them and he came back and told me they weren't there.

They came right up to my door, bold as brass, took the eggs and bread but left the milk.

I'm so angry because those eggs were for my dad Bruno, who is 83 years old and lives on his own. He's self-isolating and he's a vulnerable person, so I'm really angry.

It does make you scared that in this current climate someone will come up to your door and take something.

We called the police and they said we needed to let the company know this was happening because other people could be looking to take deliveries.

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said: "We can confirm we've received the report and would urge residents to be vigilant."

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call police on 101.

It just goes to show that, sadly, there are people out there who will use a crisis like this for their own gain.

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