BUSTED: Package theft suspect arrested

ByABC7.com staff KABC logo
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Rianna Medina
Rianna Medina

ALHAMBRA, CA -- Police in Alhambra, California, said a package theft suspect, who was recently caught on a homeowner's cellphone video, has been arrested.

The woman was identified by police as 20-year-old Rianna Medina following numerous tips from friends and family. She was found in a motel in Rosemead around 1pm Friday and arrested on one count of felony grand theft.

An Alhambra homeowner caught Medina in the act of stealing two boxes that were delivered to his front door on Tuesday.

VIDEO: Suspected package thief caught in the act

Medina told the homeowner that her mother lived at the home, which the homeowner disputed. When he threatened to call police, she dropped the packages on the ground and fled on foot.

The Alhambra Police Department posted that video to its Facebook page on Thursday, seeking community help to track her down.

"I didn't do it," Medina told detectives following her arrest, Alhambra police said. She's being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Medina is scheduled to appear in Alhambra Superior Court for an arraignment on May 17.