CONCORD, Calif. (KRON) — The Concord Police Department is looking for an imposter UPS delivery driver and warning city residents of him possibly burglarizing homes, the department announced Wednesday afternoon.
Video shows the suspect apparently wearing a UPS vest who appears to be delivering a package to a residence.
However, police say he is checking if anyone is at the home before burglarizing it.
Concord police said UPS drivers stopped wearing vests in January and should be dressed in a brown uniform.
The suspect in the video was not wearing a UPS-approved uniform, according to police. He was also arriving in a Nissan and not a UPS brown truck.
Police have not located this unidentified suspect.
KRON4 reached out to UPS and received the following statement:
“UPS is working with local authorities to investigate the situation. The security of our people and our customers is of the utmost importance to UPS. If customers have concerns about someone making a delivery, UPS drivers wear a complete uniform, including brown pants and branded shirt or jacket. They arrive in a UPS vehicle and carry a handheld computer.
UPS has technologies and programs that help keep packages from unintended hands. Customers can sign up for a free service called UPS My Choice, which sends a proactive email alert that lets them know when their package is scheduled to be delivered. Consumers can also use UPS My Choice to track their packages, leave special delivery instructions for their driver, and redirect their packages to a nearby UPS Access Point location.“
An investigating officer with the Concord Police Department told KRON4 they are still trying to identify the person seen in the video and that they believe he is responsible for a burglary in the 4400 block of March Elder Court in Concord.
“The suspect, in this case, is knocking on doors and when he doesn’t get an answer he burglarizes the house because he believes nobody is home,” Detective Christopher Blakely of the Concord Police Major Crimes Unit — Investigations Division told KRON4. “He wears the vest and holds a package in his hands to give the impression to neighbors that he’s an actual delivery guy. By doing so, the neighbors likely won’t call the police because they believe he’s delivering goods.”
Blakely said the suspect’s method of entry in this case, was the back bedroom window.
If anyone has information about the suspect or the dark grey Nissan Murano pictured in the background of the video, they are encouraged to call the Concord Police Department’s Financial Crimes Unit at (925) 671-5085 or the Anonymous Tip Line at (925) 603-5836.