Suspected package thieves arrested minutes after crime

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Deputies quickly arrest two suspected package thieves. (KTRK)

Suspected package thieves were caught with the stolen goods in their vehicle by some quick-acting constable deputies.

A homeowner in the 12600 block of New Hampton Drive called Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman's Office when she says she saw a man and a woman steal a package from her porch after it had just been delivered.

Deputies were on the scene in minutes and quickly spotted the pair.

Investigators say a quick search of Beth Butzke and John Nalbach recovered the stolen items, which were returned to the victim.

The package contained Christmas gifts.

Nalbach was charged with Class B theft. Butzke has two prior convictions and is now facing felony theft charges.

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