Christmas Grinch: Man caught on camera stealing multiple packages in Summerlin
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
He’s a real-life Christmas Grinch.
He’s stealing multiple packages off porches in Summerlin.
Some of them the boxes contained Christmas presents.
Police have identified the suspect as 29-year old Edson Manzano.
Manzano was seen driving a silver 2017 Hyundai Sonata with a Nevada license plate of 63F569.
Detectives say he’s a serial burglar and they need your help tracking him down.
He comes in broad daylight, stealing your holiday cheer.
Cary Hutchison said the thief has hit her neighbors homes.
“It's upsetting. You spend all this time and effort and money buying gifts for your family and friends and they disappear on your porch,” said Cary Hutchison.
The burglaries were caught in real-time on Ring doorbells throughout her gated Summerlin neighborhood. Police say you can see Manzano walking up to front doors and grabbing boxes that don’t belong to him.
“You don't want to think there's an intruder, especially right up at your front door, That's your personal space. That's your family's space,” she continued.
Bill Kane is the owner of Mostly Mail. The package and shipping store is located in Centennial Hills.
He said many of his customers come to him after being hit by package thieves.
“To me, it’s kind of a cowardly act to do. There’s a lot of hardworking people out here. A lot of people save up year round for Christmas presents. To me, it’s a shame. It really is,” said Kane.
That’s why his business offers a special service to people who want to protect their packages.
“They can have it shipped to our address, attention to them, just give them a notice they have a package coming in, and we usually hold and sign and we'll email it when the package in,” explained Kane.
The service costs $5.
Amazon also has yellow lockers across the Las Vegas area where you can have your packaged delivered and pick them up at your convenience.
Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Edson Manzano or the Hyundai Sonata is asked to call Metro’s Northwest Area Command at 702-828-8577.
To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555 or go to www.crimestoppersofnv.com
Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward.