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Delivery vehicle with 40 Amazon packages inside stolen in East Cleveland

Posted at 9:34 AM, Nov 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-29 09:17:43-05

East Cleveland police are looking for the people who stole packages from a delivery truck in East Cleveland Sunday afternoon.

The victim, a 36-year-old man from Garfield Heights, was delivering a package on Strathmore Avenue around 12:56 p.m. when an unknown person took the keys to his vehicle with 40 Amazon packages inside and drove off in an unknown direction.

The man worked for Amazon Flex — an Uber-style service for package delivery. 

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Police haven't released any description of the suspects who are believed to be involved.

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“I could just feel people looking down at me, seeing a car with a bunch of packages," the driver told News 5.

The driver said he sensed a truck following him and noticed several people behaving oddly when he got out of his car to make the delivery.

"I just get out of the car, literally for ten seconds to put this box on someone’s porch, someone about ten feet, they come out from behind a house, just run to my car and just drive straight off," he said.

A nearby resident saw it happen and took him to the police station where he filed a report.

“Amazon’s going to get people killed. I haven’t looked into it, maybe somebody has been killed already, but somebody’s going to get killed," he said.