A Binghamton porch pirate will serve 3-and-a-half to seven years in New York State prison for stealing packages from the vestibule of an Oak Street apartment building.

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Charles Alexander was convicted after a three-day trial in August of felony burglary in the February 17th theft of the delivery.

District Attorney Michael Korchak says he hopes the conviction and sentence will send a message that thefts even taking packages from doorsteps will not be tolerated.

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