SACRAMENTO - Thieves are seeing opportunity in increased package and mail deliveries this holiday season.
Police stress to not only pick up your mail daily but gather packages left at the front door immediately. If that's not possible, arrange for a delivery time when you can be home or have them delivered at a neighbor who is home.
Last Thursday, a resident reported seeing someone take a package that had just been delivered to a neighbor's on the 1200 block of San Simeon Drive and then drive away in a gray SUV, said Roseville police. Patrol officers found the SUV in question about half a mile away in the same neighborhood. They questioned the 23-year-old woman and 26-year-old man inside the SUV and while doing so, observed the vehicle was full of delivered packages, including some with the address labels removed.
Upon investigating, officers determined some packages had been stolen from the front porches of three homes in the Cirby Way area while others were taken from four homes in Folsom.
The pair in the SUV were arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property and conspiracy. The suspects are from Fair Oaks.
Roseville police also say they received a report that a woman was witnesses stealing a package from the fornt porch of a home on the 1900 block of Frencham Drive. She was described as white, in her 30s and with blond hair. She drove a gray sedan.
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