The most recent case, from Jan 10, involved the theft of a United States Postal Service package from the doorstep from a residence in the 1200 block of East Hidden Springs Lane. The theft reportedly occurred between 1:30 p.m. and 2:40 p.m., said Detective Matt Fenner in a written statement.
The suspects were captured on the home owner's security camera as the crime was being committed.
Suspect one is a white or Hispanic male in a blue shirt sporting a white design on the front. He was seen driving a white Nissan Sentra four-door sedan. A female passenger accompanied the suspect in the Sentra.
Detectives have reported seven doorstep package thefts in Glendora since Nov. 5, 2013.
Thieves target homes after a delivery has been made and typically watch for delivery trucks to drop off a package, police said. Many of the crimes occur during daylight hours while residents are away.
Authorities offer tips to help prevent package theft:
- Choose a shipping option that requires a signature and track the delivery status online. Many retailers have this online feature, and some will send a cell phone alert when items have been delivered.
- Arrange to have packages shipped to a location where someone can receive it.
- If the package is expected when no one will be home, leave a note with special instructions asking the delivery service to leave the package with a trusted neighbor.
- As a last resort, have the delivery service hold your package for customer pick-up. If a package is not received on time, check with the retailer to confirm the delivery. If it was delivered, but the package has not been received, report the loss to the retailer, the delivery service, and to law enforcement.
Authorities also suggest reporting any suspicious activity, such as a vehicle following a delivery truck, or unfamiliar persons in your neighborhood.
Anyone with information on the recent thefts can call Detective Matt Fenner at (626) 914-8288.