Warrant issued for porch pirate captured on doorbell camera stealing from West Allis neighborhood

Updated: 2:43 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2020 

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Ismael Flores has been taken into custody. 

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Updated: 3:09 p.m. on Jan. 14, 2020

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Police say the man seen on a doorbell camera stealing from a West Allis neighborhood has been identified as 27-year-old Ismael Flores.

Flores is charged with theft, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

According to a criminal complaint, camera footage showed Flores take two packages from a porch near 96th and Washington Street in West Allis on Dec. 10.

The complaint says the total value of the items taken was $326.01.

Flores was identified as the individual taking the packages by an MPD officer who had dealt with him in the past, along with several other people who called in tips. 

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Updated 9:52 a.m.on Dec. 16, 2019

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Authorities have identified a suspect seen on doorbell surveillance stealing a package from a porch in West Allis. 

The Ring doorbell camera captured clear video of a man stealing a large box on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The suspect is seen running away with the box and hopping into a vehicle with another person inside. 

West Allis police said though the suspect has been identified, he is not in custody. Anyone with information is asked to contact officials. 

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Published: 9:55 a.m. on Dec. 11, 2019

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- With just a few weeks before Christmas, porch pirates appear to be hard at work in West Allis. 

Police said they've received a series of theft reports from residents who've had packages stolen from their porches. In one instance, near 96th and Washington, a Ring doorbell camera captured a clear photo of a suspect stealing large boxes off a porch. 

West Allis police said the theft happened around 4 p.m on Tuesday, Dec. 10. 

Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic male, 20-30 years old, short and stocky, with long, curly, dark hair. He was last seen wearing a black knit hat,black short-sleeved shirt over a gray long-sleeved shirt, black pants, and black shoes. 

The suspect got into the front passenger side of a black vehicle and it was apparent there was at least one other person in the car. The vehicle may be a 2014 Hyundai Sonata with tinted windows.

If you have information about this incident or know the identity of the suspect, please call us at (414) 302-8000 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (414) 476-CASH.

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