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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Crime fighting has gone high tech with an app called ‘Next Door.’

When an alleged thief struck an East Village apartment building, people posted the crime online to warn others.

As CBS2’s Jessica Schneider explained, the suspect can be seen lurking outside a building on East 3rd Street.

A man with a backpack ultimately got away with a garbage bag full of other people’s deliveries.

“An innocent kid’s lunch box stolen,” Carlos Gomez de Llarena said.

De Llarena is on a crusade to find the alleged thief.

He posted photos of the crime scene in his lobby and started spreading the word to neighbors to be on the lookout.

“I was mostly taken by the fact that he knew the building so well. he walked in with a few bags, and he knew exactly where to go, so it made me think he must have been…

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