Alert citizen helps police catch package thief

Mugshot of suspected package thief Andrew Philip Stafford of Union City

January 6, 2013 4:36:27 PM PST
Palo Alto police say an alert citizen helped nab a thief who was stealing packages off front porches.

25-year-old Andrew Philip Stafford of Union City was arrested after a neighbor called 911 to report someone stealing two packages off a porch.

Stafford is facing charges of weapons violations and possession of stolen property and narcotics.

Police say he has also been connected to other package thefts in the San Jose area.