Police are looking for a man who was caught on surveillance video taking packages from a Palo Alto home Saturday afternoon, Dec. 5.
At about 3:50 p.m., the man was captured on camera walking up to the front porch of a home on the 2700 block of South Court and taking five packages delivered at different times to the home, according to police.
The resident of the home called the police department's 24-hour dispatch center on Thursday, Dec. 10, reporting the theft. The victim, a woman in her 40s, was out of town when the theft occurred, police said.
Investigators said it appears that the man spotted the packages as he drove through the neighborhood. The man initially passed the woman's house, made a U-turn and parked directly in front of the residence, police said. After he took the packages, he drove away southbound on South Court.
The man is described as a Hispanic male between 25 and 30 years old, about 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 10 inches tall with an average build. He has a mustache and was wearing a black T-shirt with a red "Superman" logo on the front, an unzipped white hooded sweatshirt, blue pants and black sandals with white socks.
He was driving a red 1990s sedan with tinted rear windows and no hubcaps. The vehicle may be a Nissan Sentra, police said.
The five packages contained miscellaneous items with a total value of over $600, police said.
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Anyone with information about this case or recognize the thief, is asked to call the department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to email@example.com or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.