North Delta Crime Beat: Porch Hacker Steals Amazon Package

The purpose of Crime Beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends occurring in the North Delta and other issues of interest. If you see something happening that you think is suspicious, call 911 for ongoing crimes and emergencies or 604-946-4411 for other assistance.

*August. 9, 1600 Cliveden Ave: The Complainant reported the theft of a catalytic converter. Part of the Sawzall converter and blade located and seized from the scene. Video surveillance available from a nearby business.

*August. 10, 11600 Block of 74e Street: The complainant reported the theft of an Amazon package worth $20 delivered to his porch. Surveillance video footage recorded a man taking the package. The images were released by the police for possible identification.

*August. 11, 11600 Block of 90e Street: The Complainant reported thefts from his home on three occasions. Video surveillance shows a Caucasian woman in her 30s, with blonde hair, walking directly towards the residence. Items stolen include three decorative lanterns, a blue bicycle and a Canada Post parcel containing a pair of running shoes with a total value of $500. Police attended the scene and obtained the video footage as well as still images which will be released for possible identification. The police advised the complainant not to leave any objects in front of his residence in the future.

*August. 12, block 7300 of the street 113: The complainant reported that his partner’s vehicle, parked on the street in front of the residence, had been broken into during the night. There were no signs of a break-in, but the vehicle appeared to have been searched. Surveillance video showed a man entering the vehicle and taking a $40 blanket from the trunk. The police advised the complainant to park his vehicle in the driveway rather than on the street.

*August. 13, 11700 block of 80e Street: The Complainant reported his mini dirt bike stolen from the back yard. The Complainant pulled the bike out of a shed they were cleaning and entered the house. When they returned, the bike was gone. The bike worth around $1,300 is red and gray in color. No suspects or witnesses. Canvases from the neighborhood revealed possible CCTV footage.

*August. 13 Block 8100 120th Street: The complainant reported the theft of his spouse’s locked bicycle from the bicycle rack in the underground parking lot of a business between 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. The lock on the bicycle had been cut and the cutting tools left behind. A witness said he observed a Caucasian man in his 20s, wearing a gray hoodie, possibly cutting the padlock. The $850 value bike is described as a 2019 Crossroads Sport Specialized, Size L, with a Graphite/Black/Blue color scheme. The police carried out an extensive patrol of the area with negative results.

*August. 13, block 8300 of Center Street: The complainant said he met someone through an online dating site and had been communicating for five months. They indicated that they were a structural engineer abroad and had problems with their online banking services and asked the complainant to help them by transferring funds to their customers. The plaintiff agreed and transferred $50,000 to the unidentified person before realizing he was being defrauded.