Possible Package Thief

A screen shot from a surveillance video released by the Twin Falls Police Department Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. Police want to speak with the man in the video regarding a string of package thefts in the neighborhood where the video was recorded. 

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TWIN FALLS | Twin Falls police posted a video on the department's Facebook page that appears to show a man scoping out a house to take a package.

Police released the surveillance video Tuesday from a home security camera showing a car drive up to a home and a man exit the passenger side. 

Morning Sun Package Thefts

Do you know this person of interest? Or who drives/owns this vehicle? On 10/20/2015 at approximately 14:43 hrs the male passenger exited this vehicle, walked to the front door of the residence where a package had been delivered to the front door. The male subject made eye contact with the camera near the front door. After a few second pause, the male subject then retreated back to the vehicle. That same afternoon, a next door neighbor had multiple packages stolen that had been delivered to their front door.We would like to speak with this male subject. If you happen to know anything about his identity please contact us: Twin Falls Police Department (208) 735-4357 or send us a PM.Here are some safety tips to help prevent package delivery theft:•Use your workplace as the shipping address or ship to a location where someone is always home.•Track your shipments by phone or online so that you know what day they should arrive. If friends/relatives are sending something, ask them to send you the tracking number.•Be a good neighbor and keep an eye out for packages that were delivered to neighboring houses. •Report suspicious persons and vehicles sitting or cruising around your neighborhood right away to the Twin Falls Police Department. During the holidays, thieves drive around looking for packages left on porches to steal. If you are able to, try to get a license plate of the vehicle and a good description of the suspicious person(s).•If you can’t pick up your mail or have a package scheduled for delivery, ask a trusted friend or neighbor to pick it up for you. Request a signature delivery option if available, or request the shipment be held at the shipping facility.•If you do not receive your shipment on time, check with the company of origin and confirm the delivery. If the item was delivered and you did not receive it, then report the theft or loss to the original company, the shipping company, and the Twin Falls Police Department.•If you do get a package stolen and you have video surveillance cameras, make sure to check the footage for possible suspect leads and provide this information to the Twin Falls Police Officers investigating the case.

Posted by Twin Falls Police Department on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Dressed in jeans, a T-shirt and a backwards baseball cap, the man walks toward the front door of the home where a package is sitting on the doorstep. 

He doesn't knock on the door or take the package, but he looks directly at the camera before heading back and getting inside the car. He leaves the package sitting where it was when he arrived. 

But police say next-door neighbor had multiple packages stolen from their front door stop that same afternoon. 

The police are asking anybody with information about the man or the car seen in the video to call 208-735-4357. 

Police also advise residents to use a workplace shipping address or an address where someone is always home, track shipments online, keep an eye out for packages delivered to neighbors, and report suspicious behaviors to the Twin Falls Police Department. 

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