Modesto Police Warn Mail Thefts Are On The Rise

CBS Sacramento

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MODESTO (CBS13) — Someone is scooping packages off of homeowners’ front steps, and police are worried it could happen more as the holidays approach.

After it happened once, Nate McCullough installed surveillance cameras and recorded the thief’s next attempt.

At around 4:30 p.m. one afternoon, the suspect rolled up to the front door of the home on his bike. He knocks on the door to make sure nobody’s home, then scoops up the package.

In the background of the video, a possible accomplice circles, waiting for the suspect to make a rather casual getaway.

“With a little one here, who knows what else they’re gonna do? Are they taking kids? You know that’s going around too,” McCullough said.

He said someone was home at the time of the theft—his wife looked through the peephole just in time to watch the suspect roll away.

He’s not…

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