UPS worker sought after being caught on camera stealing package

A UPS employee pretended to deliver a customer’s gift by walking up to the home and placing the delivery in his pants. 

But what he didn’t count on were the surveillance cameras outside the customer’s home that caught him in the act. 

David Altman said he went to grab the package — presumably on the front steps of his Inman Park home — but all he heard was the sound of a UPS truck leaving, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

Altman said he went to check his cameras and saw the delivery person sticking the Apple AirPods in his pants and then walking away. 

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"I'm lucky I have a camera so we can catch them in the act and see what's happening," Altman told Channel 2.

Altman called UPS about the theft and sent them a video.

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"I called them up 20 minutes after it happened, explained,” he said. “She didn’t take me seriously and said someone would call me back (but) no one did.”

In a statement, UPS said it “investigated the situation, recovered the package, and continue to work with law enforcement on the situation.”

A report was filed with Atlanta police, Officer Stephanie Brown confirmed, but there have been no arrests. 

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