A surveillance video captures an alleged UPS doorstep thief
A woman in San Marcos is going onto people’s doorsteps and seemingly helping herself to delivered UPS packages Fox 5 is reporting.
The lady is seen on video knocking on a resident’s door at Corbel Way in North County. She seems to realize she is being filmed and tries to shield her face with a flyer. When no one answers the door, she picks up the parcels and walks away.
The San Diego Sheriff’s Department tweeted this alert this morning:
“Be on the lookout for a woman wanted in connection with a package theft in @sanmarcoscity
— San Diego Sheriff (@SDSheriff) April 11, 2016”
The video was captured on March, 31, at 1 pm. The Sheriff’s Department is requesting the public’s help in finding the woman.
If you recognize her, call the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station and ask for Detective Monica Brown at 760-510‐5236.
If you are going to have packages delivered to your house, here are a few tips from the police department to make sure they are not stolen:
- Choose the option to sign for delivery
- Use tracking numbers
- Track the delivery status with email or text alerts
- Ship packages to an alternate locations, such as your office
- Leave special delivery instructions, example: behind bushes, back patio
- Choose delivery pickup
- Insure packages
- Get to know your carriers
- Report suspicious activity or vehicles to sheriff’s department 858-565-5200