San Marcos package thief caught on camera

Posted at 1:37 PM, Apr 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-11 16:37:55-04

San Diego County sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help in finding a woman suspected of stealing a package from a San Marcos home.

Detectives say the theft -- which was captured on a surveillance camera -- happened on March 31 just before 1 p.m. at a home in the 2500 block of Corbel Way.

In the video, the woman is seen knocking on the front door and then holding up a piece of paper to cover her face from the camera.

She is then seen picking up two UPS packages -- which contain household items estimated at $100 -- and walks away.

Anyone who recognizes the woman is asked to call Det. Monica Brown at the San Marcos Sheriff's Station at 760-510-5236.

The sheriff's department has the following tips for anyone expecting packages to be delivered at their home:

-- Choose a shipping option so you can sign for delivery. Request friends and relatives sending you a package to do the same and ask for a tracking number
-- Keep an eye on the package's delivery status. Sign up for email or text alerts
-- Ship the package to another location such as your office if you won't be home to receive it
-- Leave special instructions on where to deliver packages (behind bushes, side or back patio, etc.)
-- Choose delivery pickup
  -- Insure your packages
-- Get to know your carriers
-- Be a good neighbor. Look out for each other
-- Report suspicious activity or vehicles to the Sheriff's Department (Call 858-565?5200)