PITTSBURGH — An Amazon delivery truck was stolen off the side of the street in Pittsburgh while the driver was dropping off a package.
Pittsburgh Police say the truck was stolen off of the 200 block of Sprucewood Street at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
The vehicle was running with the keys in the ignition while the driver was dropping off the delivery on a nearby porch. When he turned around the van was heading towards Leolyn Street.
Police say the person who stole the truck was an adult male.
The truck was found at the intersection of Brownsville Road and Copperfield Avenue at around 5:05 p.m. It was unoccupied and left running again. Police say the actor had fled the scene.
Nothing appeared to be stolen from the inside of the truck so the original driver got inside and continued on his route.
“I ordered a package today,” said Josh Kohut.
Josh Kohut lives on Sprucewood Street and said he orders packages all the time, but especially right now during the holiday season.
“I have nephews that I am waiting on packages for, I got a brother that I am waiting on packages for, and if they don’t show up I’m out of luck,” Kohut said.
Neighbors Channel 11 spoke with say they already have a camera watching the packages left at their front doorstep, but now they are considering adding another camera to watch the street.
In a statement, Amazon said:
We’re relieved the delivery driver is safe and no one was injured as a result of this incident. Our Delivery Service Partners have access to in-vehicle camera footage to help keep drivers safe,” said Alisa Carroll, Amazon spokesperson.
“It’s the holiday season you never know what someone is going through mentally, emotionally, physically, financially; we need more kindness,” said Kohut.
Police have not made any arrests but confirmed no one was hurt during this incident.
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