PD: Burglar caught when Phoenix delivery driver follows hunch

Posted: 2:03 PM, Oct 04, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-04 20:05:31Z

A delivery driver followed a hunch and helped police capture a burglar at a business in central Phoenix.

Phoenix police report that on September 30 they received a call of a burglary in progress, near 16th Street and Bethany Home Road.

Police say a delivery driver from Shamrock Foods heard that a set of work keys had been stolen. The driver went to the next delivery site on a hunch that the burglar may go there.

While waiting outside the business, he allegedly saw a man, later identified as 24-year-old Stephen Eusebio Perez, enter the business.

The witness reported to police that Perez was a former co-worker, who left the company on bad terms.

Upon his arrest, Perez reportedly told police that he saw the keys on the side of a delivery truck and took them.

He said it was a "spur of the moment" decision.

He was arrested on multiple burglary-related crimes.


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