Cops are looking for a suspect who reportedly stole a package in broad daylight near the Parade Grounds earlier this month.
On Tuesday, December 6, a UPS worker saw a man jumping out of a UPS truck parked in front of 75 East 21 Street between Caton Avenue and Woodruff Avenue at 3:40pm, say cops. The suspect was seen clutching a package and fled westbound on Caton Avenue.
The individual is described by police as a black man. That was the only description included in the police’s public information file.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
Police classify this incident as a burglary because the suspect allegedly stole the package from inside the UPS truck. Though burglary usually involves theft, a burglary is defined as entering a “structure” with intent to commit a crime, according to this Criminal Defense Lawyer website.
This burglary happened 2 months after two serial package thieves were arrested and charged with sixteen cases of petit larceny, grand larceny, and grand larceny auto. Earlier this year, a skateboarding thief was arrested in April and confessed to a string of package thefts in the 70th Precinct.