A 37-year-old Great Neck, Long Island, man has been charged in six separate incidents with stealing packages after they had been delivered to the doorsteps of Queens residences between April and June of this year.
The defendant, identified as Yosef A. Loulai, was arraigned on June 5 before Queens Criminal Court Judge Bruna DiBiase on six criminal complaints, each charging him with petit larceny. Loulai, who faces up to six years in prison if convicted, was ordered held on a total of $6,000 bond/$3,000 cash bail and to return to court on July 30, 2015.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said that, according to the criminal complaints, Loulai was either seen on video surveillance walking up to the entrances of homes or observed by police officers stealing packages from residences in Fresh Meadows, Bayside, Oakland Gardens, Queens Village, and Bellerose, Queens. The packages, each valued between $111 and $183, contained items ranging from clothing to a toilet.
“When people place mail orders, they do not expect their delivered packages to be brazenly stolen off their doorstep as the defendant is accused of doing in this case – even though he had no way of knowing what the packages contained. What he now knows is that he faces the prospect of being incarcerated for his alleged actions,” said Brown.