For anyone wondering if they should call the cops over a package theft…
Hoboken Police recently arrested a man for a series of incidents in which packages were stolen from residential buildings after the defendant allegedly stole a vehicle while casing it for more packages.
Luis Lourido, 52, of Union City was arrested on January 2 after he reportedly took a vehicle from 9th & Clinton Streets in Hoboken on New Year’s Eve. According to Hoboken PD, Lourido had been pulling on door handles until he found one that was unlocked. He then entered that vehicle and drove away. The owner believes she may have left her keys in the vehicle.
On January 02, 2020, around 9:30PM, Hoboken Detective Sergeant William Collins along with P.O. Fabian Quinones, P.O. Connor Milne, Det. John Quinones, and Det. Adam Colon met with Union City Police Officers at 15th and Bergenline Avenue. As a result of ongoing investigations, they linked Lourido to a series of package thefts in that same area.
- On 10/12/19 at 12:01 p.m. in the area of 11th and Willow Avenue, he allegedly entered a residential building, placed multiple packages in a black bag and walked out.
- On 12/04/19 at 4:34 a.m. in the area of 11th and Willow Avenue, he allegedly entered a residential building, grabbed multiple packages in his hands and carried them out.
- On 12/07/19 at 5:56 a.m. in the area of 11th and Willow Avenue, he allegedly entered a residential building, grabbed multiple packages in his hands and carried them out.
At about 9:52PM, Lourido was taken in and found to be in possession of Drug Paraphernalia at the time of his arrest. He was wanted for warrants out of California and Illinois, and also had a Bail Jumping warrant from Jersey City. He was then transported to the Hudson County Jail.
If you are a victim of package theft, please notify the Police so that they can investigate. With enough input, they can potentially find and apprehend the perpetrator(s).