Police search for thieves carjacking UPS trucks, stealing packages

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WATCH: Thieves Are Carjacking UPS Trucks and Stealing Packages

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Police are searching for at least two people they say are robbing delivery trucks and getting away with packages in Atlanta.

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Police said the thieves watch for UPS trucks to leave distribution centers, then carjack them and steal the packages.

"It's like they took the script right off of a movie and that's why it's important that we get these guys off the street," Atlanta police Detective Benjamin King said.

A surveillance photo shows a possible suspect who police say may have been part of a carjacking and armed robbery of a UPS driver earlier this month.

The driver had just pulled off from a distribution center on Fulton Industrial Boulevard on Oct. 30 around 10 a.m.

As the UPS driver pulled up to the intersection of Fulton Industrial and Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, someone opened his passenger door.

“He said he saw his passenger door slide open and he saw a black male brandish a weapon, then jump inside of his UPS vehicle,” King said.

Police said the robber forced the driver to take him to an abandoned apartment complex near Hyacinth Avenue.

Investigators said there was an empty U-Haul truck there waiting.

“At that point in time they had the UPS driver lay to the ground where they pointed a weapon to the back of his head, then they started to unload the stuff from the UPS truck to the U-Haul truck,” King said.

As police were investigating that case, a group of people did the same thing in the same area to a different UPS driver Tuesday morning.

“It’s very similar and we are actually looking into it right now,” King said.

No drivers were injured in the robberies.

If you recognize the man in the photo, call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

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