El Cerrito police need help identifying this package thief


The man shown in the above image and in the video below was captured on a home surveillance camera in El Cerrito Tuesday afternoon.

El Cerrito police are asking the public’s help to identify him, saying the video shows he stole a package from the home in the 2600 bock of Arlington Blvd., near the Mira Vista Golf & Country Club.

The victim said the suspect snatched the package from the porch just before 2:30 p.m., police said. The entire theft was captured on a video, police said.

The suspect is described as possibly Asian standing approximately 5-foot-6, weighing 160 pounds and having a thin mustache. At the time of the theft, he wore gold sunglasses, a blue Nike shirt with the word “Beast” printed on the front, and blue jeans, police said.

“The video also shows a yellow lanyard and possible identification badge worn around the suspect’s neck,” a police statement read. “It is possible that the suspect was operating as a door to door solicitor and may have had contact with other homeowner in the area.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dispatch at 510-233-1214.