A trio of Woburn residents are accused of stealing packages delivered to an Elm Street home Monday, according to a Stoneham Police press statement.
Around 1 p.m., police responded to Elm Street following a report of a theft of two packages that were delivered to a house on that street, according to the statement. The caller reported seeing a delivery made to the home, as two packages were left at the front door, according to police.
"After the delivery truck drove away, the witness then observed a blue Toyota Corolla, stop at the home," reads the statement. "The occupants of the Toyota exited the car, approached the home, picked-up the packages, returned to their vehicle and drove away. The witness began to follow the Toyota, contacting police and providing the license plate number on the vehicle as well as a description of the suspects."
Woburn Police Track Down Suspects
Shortly after the incident, Woburn Police were able to locate the suspect vehicle as it approached the address of its registered owner, according to the statement. Stoneham Police and the witness responded to the scene, where the witness identified all three suspects, who were not named in the statement.
Police claim the suspects admitted taking the packages and later discarding them on the street after discovering that they contained plastic children's toys. No additional stolen items were recovered from the vehicle, according to police.
The three suspects will be summonsed to Woburn District Court for larceny under $250, according to the statement.
A Word of Caution
Police are encouraging residents expecting deliveries to use a shipping address where someone is available to accept the packages, and they should contact police immediately if they observe potential criminal activity.