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Police arrest 'porch pirate' who stole toys, other gifts from homes in Niagara Falls

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Posted at 2:34 PM, Dec 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-19 14:35:01-05

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — Niagara Falls police say they've arrested a 'porch pirate' who stole toys and other gifts from homes around the city.

Police say 27-year-old George Brinson was located in the 7500 block of Buffalo Avenue.

Authorities have charged Brinson for stealing packages from homes in the 2600 block of Walnut Avenue and the 100 block of 57th Street.

Police also say that Brinson is a suspect in a number of other porch thefts in the Lasalle and Deveaux areas.

Officials have located the stolen toys and other gifts and returned them to the appropriate parties.

Brinson was released and is scheduled to appear in Niagara Falls City Court at a later date.