SAN MATEO (CBS SF) — San Mateo police arrested a San Bruno man this week after he was allegedly seen stealing a package from a delivery truck.

Officers were called to the 1200 block of Dore Avenue on Wednesday around 11 a.m. after a delivery truck driver reported confronting a man who was burglarizing his truck, according to police.

Police searched the area for the suspect, who had fled when confronted, and located him on a nearby street.

The suspect allegedly fled, but police took him into custody after a brief chase.

The victim identified Shane Milbourn, a 36-year-old San Bruno resident, as the suspect. He was arrested on suspicion of burglary, drug possession, drug influence, committing a felony while out on bail and violating parole.

With the holiday season approaching, police are warning residents to take steps to avoid package theft. Those shipping items should request a signature confirming delivery and insure valuable items.

Residents should encourage neighbors to watch for deliveries and agree to secure each other’s packages, or have packages delivered to them at work. Police say it’s also a good idea to track packages online and give special instructions for where to leave packages where they will be safer.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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