A Walnut Creek reader living in a condo complex near the Pleasant Hill BART station sent us this building surveillance footage of a trio of thieves breaching the building and making off with a number of parcels.
This theft occurred on April 21, our reader says, and there have been additional thefts since then. The video shows that at 7:02 pm, a man and a woman got out of what appears to be a late model Chrysler 300 series automobile and entered the lobby of the building. Once inside, the woman kept watch while the man attempted (unsuccessfully) to break into various residents’ mailboxes as well as an outgoing mail slot.
During this time, the woman notices packages and some overnight mail envelopes in the secured section of the elevator lobby. After they leave the building, the man is seen checking out the neighborhood while the woman continues her pursuit to gain access to the elevator lobby, which she eventually does by scooting into the garage before the gate closes after a resident exits the garage. While going through the gate, she trips the sensor and the garage door begins to reopens and she waves for the car to enter the garage. From there she gains access to the elevator lobby and is seen stuffing one package in her bag and then scooping up all the other items and leaving.
On the way out of the garage, the car stops and picks up the man who has been walking around (probably looking for the next potential theft spot).