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Robbery victim in Ariz. gets back at thief with funny flier

(CBS) PHOENIX - An Arizona man is getting creative when it comes to catching a woman caught on home surveillance footage stealing a package from his porch, CBS affiliate KPHO reports.

While it's not the crime of the century, (the package only contained some K-Cup coffee pods and an ice cube tray), Tim Lake said he wants to make sure he gets the word out so the woman doesn't make off with more valuable possessions in the future.

Lake, of Arcadia, explained to the station that he has cameras around his property to keep an eye out while he travels.

"I saw that there was this woman at my door. The video camera sends me a screenshot," explained Lake.

At first, he thought the video was a new neighbor stopping by to say hello. But then he saw the blonde-haired woman grab his Amazon package and run off.

"She runs off in the distance in this weird kind of, like she has a flat tire and is scurrying off," said Lake.

To try to catch the person, Lake created a very tongue-in-cheek poster and plastered it around his neighborhood.

"On Friday, the second day of August in the year of our Lord 2013, I was suddenly and deliberately robbed by an unknown assailant," the poster reads.

It goes on to describe the woman as having eyes "lacking a soul" and her height as "about yay" high. Lake even created an e-mail account for tips leading to her arrest.

"I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. But I will look for you. I will find you, and I will convict you. So that's the gist of what I would say to her on the street if I ran into her," Lake joked, paraphrasing a line from a popular action movie.

In addition to the posters, he filed a report with Phoenix police.

Tim Lake via CBS KPHO
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