A man and woman stalked a delivery truck to steal packages dropped off in Encinitas, according the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
At 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, the truck driver, delivering packages ordered on Amazon.com, noticed a Dodge Charger following him on his route.
After he dropped off each package, he watched a person from the car go up to the recipient’s home, steal the box and rush back to the Dodge, sheriff’s officials said.
The truck driver called 911 and kept dispatchers on the line until deputies arrived.
When they contacted the couple inside the Dodge Charger, they found several packages from the truck inside, as well as a loaded firearm, stolen mail from 13 people, suspected methamphetamine and heroin.
The suspects, identified by deputies as Kristina Green and Gary Withers of San Diego, were both on probation for theft, narcotics and weapons violations.
The couple will be booked into jail on charges of mail theft, possession of meth, possession of heroin, felon in possession of a handgun and possession of stolen property.
The investigation is ongoing, sheriff’s officials say.