Video shows 'shopping cart' thief in action

Posted at 4:27 PM, Jun 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-13 21:29:21-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Surveillance video shows a thief literally shopping on front doorsteps in Mission Valley, shopping cart and all.

Dang Tran got an alert on his phone around 3 Tuesday afternoon.  When he watched his surveillance video, his jaw dropped.

"Just shocking.  Can't explain it.  Just really shocking," said Tran.

In the video, a casually dressed man pushes a shopping cart that appears to be filled with packages.  In front of Tran's townhouse on Civita Boulevard, the man hops up the stairs and grabs a package, before walking away with the cart.

"It's like he was shopping the neighborhood for packages ... Just a violating feeling," said Tran.

Inside Tran's package was $200 dollars of baby formula for his infant daughter.  On the Nextdoor app, other neighbors also reported missing packages that same day.

"I think there was probably more than a thousand dollars worth of packages in the cart," said Tran.

Amid the posts, a possible clue: the same man has been spotted at park less than a block away.

Tran did get a replacement package for the formula.  If you have any information on the case, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-580-8477.