Sharp-eyed Moraga residents apparently tipped police to a Ford F150 truck cruising slowly through their neighborhood and apparently saw two men inside stealing mail from at least one home on Greenfield Drive Tuesday.
Officers from Moraga and Orinda tailed the truck and its occupants onto westbound Highway 24 where it accelerated away at speed and they are following.
The truck was first observed about 11:50 a.m. Officers said they were ultimately unable to locate the truck, which was reported occupied by two Hispanic men.
Local police – and residents – have been especially vigilant lately as mail theft cases spike over the Holidays, with reports of thieves tailing postal and other delivery trucks and spiriting away packages left on an unguarded porch.
Moraga police issued an admonition about the uptick in the crime just yesterday, Monday.