NORTHRIDGE (CBSLA.com) — David Brill showed CBS2’s Rachel Kim security video of a man delivering a box of fabric softener to his door. He and his wife were shocked at what they saw next.
The video shows them make a U-turn in front of the house and his friend gets out of the car and steals the package.
The Brills say right after the Amazon delivery man dropped off the box, he got back in the van and drove off. When he returned, another man got out, took the package and they drove off.
When this was all going down, the two security cameras the Brills installed were rolling. Kayla was at lunch watching the thieves live on her cell phone.
“I’m like omg, omg, that guy is taking my package back to the Amazon Van! He just delivered it and he’s taking it back. I was freaking out,” Kayla Brill said.
“You feel violated, you feel angry, you feel taken advantage of by the same company you’re purchasing from,” David Brill said.
But the surprises didn’t end there. After the couple called Amazon, around 9:30 that night, the Brills say the delivery man and an Amazon employee came back to return their package and apologize.
“He came clean and said that the other gentleman was paying him $50 a day to do a ride along and steal packages so we weren’t the only ones who were targeted,” Brill said.
CBS2 reached out to Amazon and the company sent us this statement: “We have very high standards for our delivery partners and how they serve customers. They driver was terminated by the delivery provider.”
No word yet on whether the other man in the van has been identified. Meantime, the Brills want package thieves to realize there are cameras everywhere watching.