Earlier this month, Salem resident Bill Bushong asked us to publish this video footage of a woman stealing a package containing a $300, 64-pound birdcage off of his front porch on Mason Street.
When we checked back in with Bushong Wednesday afternoon, he was happy to report that a Salem Police detective said the ongoing investigation is now "focused on one person."
At 1:31 p.m. Christmas day, Salem police officers responded to Bushong's house to discuss the theft, according to that morning's police log post.
"My guess is that this person thought it was a flat-screen TV or something since the box looks similar," Bushong said. "And at 60-70 pounds (65 to be exact), it feels about right as well."
The story was featured on several area network news stations and prompted a conversation about package safety among our readers on Salem Patch.
We'll keep you updated.
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