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Package Theft


SUBJECT: Package Thefts
CASE NUMBER: 2002652
DATE OCCURRED: October 7, 2020
TIME OCCURRED: 12:42 p.m.
CONTACT PERSON: Lieutenant Gene Wong

Press release prepared by: Lieutenant Gene Wong

On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at about 12:42 PM, San Bruno Police Officers responded to the area of Tulare Drive and Amador Drive on the report of two subjects that stole a package from outside the front door of a residence. Officers checked the area extensively, but the suspects were not located. Officers found several opened shipping boxes scattered through the area. The suspects were described as a Middle Eastern female, 30-40 years old, 5’5 tall, 180-200 pounds with a heavyset build accompanied by an approximately ten-year-old boy who was wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts and sandals without socks. The boy went to the front door of different houses to check for packages for the female.

The San Bruno Police Department has some tips to help mitigate package thefts:

Track your packages: Follow shipments to your front door with online, text message, or phone call tracking offered through the delivery company. Sign up for alerts to be notified of delays and when the package has been delivered.

Be available for delivery: Track packages and arrange to be available during estimated delivery times, have a trusted friend or neighbor pick up the packages in a timely manner after delivery or ship to your work address. Package delivery thieves have been known to follow delivery trucks around town, stealing packages immediately after delivery.

Request a signature: This package delivery feature will likely come with a fee, but without a recipient's signature, the delivery service won't be able to leave a package exposed on a doorstep.

Personalize delivery: Schedule a certain day and/or time for your delivery, including evenings and weekends or provide specific instructions on where a package should be placed to keep the delivery hidden from public view. Consumers can also request packages be held at a delivery center or shipped to a retailer's store location for in-person pickup.

Use your credit card: When making purchases online, use your credit card rather than a debit card or another form of payment. Credit card companies are more likely to offer refunds in the event of theft.

Insure valuable items: Purchase delivery insurance to protect merchandise against loss or damage. Contact the Police Department if you do become a victim of package theft. You may report package thefts with no suspect information online to the San Bruno Police Department on our webpage at:

Anyone with any information related to this crime is urged to contact the San Bruno Police Department at (650) 616-7100 or by email: sbpdtipline@sanbruno.ca.gov. Information can be left anonymously.

1177 Huntington Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066-1500
Voice: (650) 616-7100  Fax: (650) 871-6734

Security Video Image of Package Theft Suspect from 10/7/2020

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