Suspected Thief Arrested Following Edhat Tip
Update by edhat staff
February 24, 2021
The edhat reader who originally shared the video of two people stealing packages from their downtown apartment complex has reported one suspect was arrested.
After posting the original video on January 6, 2021, edhat received a tip from another reader on the possible identity of one person in the video. That tip was forwarded to law enforcement who was able to positively identify the suspect and make an arrest on February 18.
This is a developing story.
Suspected Thieves Caught on Camera
By an edhat reader
January 6, 2021
Two people broke into 401 Chapala Street in Santa Barbara on December 31st at 3:50 pm. They stole a couple of packages and then got back into their Mercedes they parked out front and drove off.
SBPD came and took the report but straight out told me even if they caught them they would not arrest them because of Covid?? So we have criminals going around doing all these crimes because they know they will not go to jail even if they get caught. Seems like a win-win for them!?
If anyone has information on the suspects, please call the Santa Barbara Police Department at 805-897-2465 and reference report #21-316.
Below is a video compilation showing the suspects stealing packages: