Child caught stealing packages was directed to do so, police say

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A child in Maryland was caught on camera stealing packages off a porch. Police say the child appears to have been directed to steal.

A homeowner is in disbelief after the person suspected of stealing packages off her front porch was a child.

A home security camera caught the child stealing packages off her front porch in broad daylight.

"It looks it was probably a six to eight-year-old child that looks hesitant to do it," said Major William Davis of the Hartford County Sheriff's Office.

Davis also said it's "painfully obvious" the child was directed to commit the crime.
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