Metro Seeks to Identify Mail Theft Suspects

SAVANNAH, GA. (October 4, 2017): The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Downtown Precinct detectives are investigating multiple package thefts that occurred between Aug. 16 and Sept. 6.

The first incident occurred on the 400 block of E Waldburg Street on Aug. 16. Surveillance video captured a black male in his 30s, wearing a baseball cap and red cargo shorts, walking up to a residence and stealing a package from the porch.

A few days later, on Aug. 18, video caught a black woman steal a package from the porch of the same residence. The suspect appears to be in her late 50s and wore a long purple shirt and pink skirt during the incident.

At about 7:20 a.m. on Sept. 6, Metro officers responded to report of a mail theft at a residence near Houston and E Perry streets. Reportedly, a black male in his 20s took contents from a package and left the package at a nearby square. He wore an orange shirt and black shorts at the time of the theft.

Anyone with information on the suspects’ identities can call 911. A confidential tip line is also open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.

Information can also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. CrimeStoppers tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.


Tips to prevent package thefts:

  • Communicate with neighbors to keep a keen eye out for suspicious activity in the neighborhood. Call Emergency 911 immediately if anyone suspicious appears in the area.
  • Arrange for packages to be delivered on a day you are available.
  • Arrange with businesses you are buying from to pick the item up in stores rather than having them delivered to residences if you don’t expect to be home.
  • If expecting a package, try to check for them as often as possible. Thieves sometimes follow delivery trucks to locate packages. They longer they remain at the front door, the easier to steal.
  • Most couriers can provide some type of electronic notification when a delivery is made. Check with the provider and sign up for alerts.
  • Require a signature for receipt for all deliveries.
  • Have packages delivered to your work address or to the courier’s pickup station rather than your home.
By |2017-10-04T10:56:40-04:00October 4th, 2017|BREAKING NEWS|0 Comments

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