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Man Caught on Camera Stealing $600 Worth of Packages From Palo Alto Porch

The suspect was wearing a Superman shirt when the theft occurred.



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    Palo Alto Police Department

    Police released a video Friday of a man who stole five packages from the front porch of a Palo Alto home almost one week ago.

    The packages that cost $600 in all were delivered to a home on the 2700 block of South Court on Saturday while the victim was out of town, police said.

    The victim, a woman in her 40s, returned to her residence on Thursday when she discovered the theft occurred and notified police around 10:45 a.m.

    The home's video surveillance system captured the suspect at the front porch shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday, according to police.

    It appeared the suspect was driving through the neighborhood when he spotted the packages. He passed the home, made a U-turn and parked in front of the residence, police said.

    The suspect is described as a Hispanic man between 25 and 30 years old, standing between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall with an average build and mustache, according to police.

    He wore a black T-shirt with a red "Superman" logo on the front, an unzipped white sweatshirt with the hood up, blue pants and black sports sandals with white socks, police said.

    He drove a vehicle described as a red 1990s four-door sedan, possibly a Nissan Sentra, with tinted rear windows without hubcaps last seen heading south, according to police.

    Anyone with information on the theft or who recognizes the suspect or vehicle is asked to call police at (650) 329-2413. Anonymous tips can be sent by email to or text message to (650) 383-8984.

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