Police investigate series of package thefts

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SAN DIEGO – San Diego police warn of a recent spike in thefts involving packages mailed to homes in Mira Mesa after new video surfaces.

Home surveillance video from Wednesday shows a man walk up a driveway in Mira Mesa and reach over the fence to grab a package.  He then walks away from the house with the package in his hands.

The video was taken just after 3 p.m. Wednesday on Calliandra Road near Westmore Road.

SDPD Officer Humberto Hernandez told FOX 5 they are aware of the stolen package and are investigating it.  He also said detectives in the Northern Division have seen a spike in this type of theft in the last two months.

Authorities advised people to avoid falling victim to such thefts by:

  • choosing shipping options allowing them to sign for deliveries, and asking friends and relatives sending packages to do the same;
  • tracking the delivery status of packages;
  • having packages shipped to the workplace instead of an unoccupied home;
  • leaving special instructions on where to deliver packages, such as behind bushes or on a patio not visible from the street;
  • picking up deliveries from post offices;
  • insuring packages; and
  • reporting suspicious people, vehicles and neighborhood activity to law enforcement.

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