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Thief caught on CCTV stealing elderly man’s food from doorstep

A heartless thief has been caught on CCTV stealing a food delivery that was destined for an elderly man living by himself.

The masked man struck just 30 minutes after milk, bread and eggs were delivered in the early hours, brazenly walking up and making off with the goods.

The masked man struck just 30 minutes after milk, bread and eggs were delivered in the early hours, brazenly walking up and making off with the goods.

Veronica and Vito Zarola discovered the crime several hours later when they checked their security camera.

The food had been ordered for Mrs Zarola’s elderly father, who is isolating due to the threat of Covid-19. The couple saw the package had arrived at their home at 2am, but when they went to collect it they found an empty step.

They played the footage for longer and watched in horror as the hooded figure made off with the care package.

Mrs Zarola said: ‘It’s a normal thing for us to check the CCTV first thing in the morning, which we did on the day it happened.We saw the milk, eggs and bread had been delivered, so my husband Vito went to grab them and he came back and told me they weren’t there.

‘They came right up to my door, bold as brass, took the eggs and bread but left the milk.

‘I’m so angry because those eggs were for my dad Bruno, who is 83-years-old and lives on his own. He’s self-isolating and he’s a vulnerable person, so I’m really angry.

It does make you scared that in this current climate someone will come up to your door and take something.

‘We called the police and they said we needed to let the company know this was happening because other people could be looking to take deliveries.’

Mr and Mrs Zarola have since alerted delivery service Dairy Home Team, which they have used for the past five years.

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said: ‘We can confirm we’ve received the report and would urge residents to be vigilant.

‘Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call police on 101.’

The footage was recorded in the early hours of Tuesday, April 14.

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