Hope Ranch Package Thief Caught on Camera
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Update by an edhat reader
Folks - CHP , Sheriff and Hope Ranch Patrol busted our thief today - yes !!! See photos - she is hand cuffed and off to jail . She had a full trunk of packages including ours. Great job by the community!!
Thank you all for your help in catching her .
By an edhat reader
On Monday, August 12, I was robbed of thousands of dollars from this person who stole packages UPS dropped off outside our gate.
The surveillance videos show a UPS driver dropping off the package at 5:23 p.m. in the Via Rosita area of Hope Ranch. The suspect drives by in what appears to be a dark-colored Chrysler 200 sedan*, spots the packages, flips around in the road and enters the driveway. The suspect appears to a blonde female wearing a dark hat and sunglasses with a black shirt and black shorts. She picks up the package and puts it in her car then leaves.
If anyone has information on this suspect or theft, please contact Santa Barbara County Deputy John Gruttadaurio at 805-681-4100 ext. 5105 and reference Case #19-10223.
Let’s catch this thief!
*Editor's Note: The original article identified the vehicle as a "Tesla or another type of luxury vehicle," but edhat readers determined this looks more like a Chrysler 200 sedan.