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Can You Help Identify This Package Thief?

Post Date:10/17/2017 12:20 PM

Tahnee Lightfoot, Media Relations
818-548-3140 (office)
818-967-7088 (cell) 


Glendale, CA – Glendale detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a female responsible for a package theft that occurred in the City of Glendale.

On Friday, August 11, 2017 at 8:32 am, a package theft was captured on home security in the 1400 block of El Rito Avenue in the City of Glendale. In the video, a silver four door Toyota SUV is seen entering El Rito Avenue and stops in front of a residence. A white female, approximately 30-40 years old, blonde or reddish shoulder length hair, wearing a blue t-shirt and blue jeans, is seen walking up to the victims doorstep. The female takes the package off of the front porch, enters the vehicle and drives away.

Anyone that can identify the suspect or vehicle is asked to contact the Glendale Police Department at 818-548-4911.

Tips to help avoid package thefts:

  • Ask a neighbor to watch for deliveries.

  • Request a signature on delivery.

  • Have your package delivered to a location where it can be received by a trusted person.

  • Track deliveries on line.

  • Insure valuable items.

  • Provide instructions upon delivery so packages are out of sight.

  • Pay attention to vehicles following delivery trucks through your neighborhood.  Report all suspicious vehicles to your local law enforcement agency.

  • Use an Amazon locker.

  • Sign up for email notifications.

  • UPS suggests signing up for a service called “UPS My Choice,” which allows users to request their packages to be held at a UPS store for pick-up. You can control the service through text or email.

  • Use a Package Guard – A Frisbee-shaped device will alert you with a text or email when a package is placed on the device. If the package is moved off of the device, a hundred-decibel alarm goes off and your phone receives an alert.

  • Show off your home security system by having a sign in your front yard.


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