Link between package thefts probed
Published 12:03 pm, Thursday, September 18, 2014
Police are investigating two separate incidents of stolen packages that may be linked.
The first incident was reported around 4 p.m. Tuesday by a Jennings Road resident. She said she returned home after picking up her grandson from school, and as she pulled into the driveway, saw that there were three package deliveries on her front porch.
The woman parked in the garage, went into the house and spent some time with her grandson, before going to the porch to collect the packages. When she did, the packages were gone. Missing were a Zappos box with two shirts, worth $220; an Amazon box containing an $80 pair of jeans, according to the report, and the third box, from New Balance, was empty and the shipping label ripped off.
The same afternoon, a Galloping Hill Road resident reported a stolen package that contained a $50 iPhone case. The resident said between 3 and 4 p.m. Tuesday that she saw a man on her front porch, bent over and touching a package. When she opened the door, he was walking away, carrying a box from Amazon, and a small, padded envelope. The Amazon box had been opened, and the label ripped off.
The suspect -- described as a white male, about 40 years old and driving an older white car -- told the woman that he works for UPS picking up packages that had been delivered to the wrong address. She was unable to get a license plate on the car, which is police indicated may have been an Olds Cutlass.