Man stole more than 100 packages from homes, police say

November  6, 2011
Irvine police spent hours last weekend sorting through more than 100  packages found in a suspected thief’s home and car, police said.

Tien Kim Vu, 27 of Santa Ana was arrested Oct. 27, according to a news release from Irvine police.

Police assert that Vu burglarized more than 20 North Irvine area homes.

On Oct. 27, an officer  assigned to the area discovered a vehicle matching the description of  the suspect’s car. It had stolen plates and was filled with packages  believed to be stolen from homes in the area, according to police.

About 150 suspected stolen items were found in Vu’s car and at his home, police told the Daily Pilot.

Residents  in the area have reported package thefts since 2010, but police have  seen an increase in the reports in the last three months.