Package Theft – San Marcos Sheriff’s Department

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Package Theft – San Marcos
Be on the lookout for a woman who was caught on camera stealing packages in San Marcos. Someone who knows the suspect might recognize her and the getaway car.

The theft happened on Monday, August 10th just before 3:00 p.m. in the 1100 block of Ariana Road in San Marcos. The homeowner ordered several items on Amazon.com and when her packages didn’t arrive, she checked the delivery status of her order online. She discovered the items were actually delivered on August 10th. She checked video surveillance around her home and discovered the theft. She then called the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station.

The video shows a woman getting out of a four-door, white or gray older model Mercedes Benz with a sun roof. She walks up to the front door, stuffs UPS packages into a tote bag and gets back into the passenger side of the car. The suspect is described as a white female in her 30s with brown hair. She was wearing a black top and shorts.

Keep these safety tips in mind when ordering items online:

• Choose a shipping option so you can sign for delivery. Request friends and relatives sending you a package to do the same and ask for a tracking number.
• Keep an eye on the package’s delivery status. Sign up for email or text alerts.
• Ship the package to another location such as your office if you won’t be home to receive it.
• Leave special instructions on where to deliver packages (behind bushes, side or back patio, etc.).
• Choose delivery pickup.
• Insure your packages
• Get to know your carriers.
• Be a good neighbor. Look out for each other.
• Report suspicious activity or vehicles to the Sheriff’s Department. Call (858) 565-5200.

It is a federal offense to steal mail or packages delivered by the United States Postal Service (USPS). These investigations are handled by the United States Postal Inspection Service.

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