A Bayview district man was arrested on suspicion of swiping a package filled with narcotics from a postal truck in the Ashbury Heights neighborhood Monday.
The 28-year-old suspect apparently knew the package would be dropped off at a home in the 500 block of Belvedere St. around 1:30 p.m., police said Tuesday.
“He presented a receipt for a package, but the postal carrier would not relinquish it because it was not addressed to the man nor did he live at that address,” police said.
The suspect allegedly stole the package from the rear of the postal truck and fled. A Department of Parking & Traffic officer who witnessed the commotion gave chase. During the chase, the suspect allegedly chucked the package into a parked car and hopped on a Muni light rail vehicle at Carl and Cole streets, police said.
The DPT officer stopped the train with her vehicle and called cops. The man was arrested soon after and charged with possession of stolen property, police said.
A police dog alerted cops that the package contained narcotics. Now cops at Park Station and the inspectors with the Postal Service have taken over the case.
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