NORTH HAVEN — A UPS employee has been charged after authorities say he stole two packages Monday while making deliveries to a local home and business.
Quintell Suggs, of New Haven, was charged with two counts of sixth-degree larceny. He was also charged with failure to appear on an outstanding warrant for a motor vehicle violation. His age was not immediately available.
A Giles Avenue resident called police about 1:30 p.m. Monday after witnessing a theft from her mailbox. The resident saw a UPS employee, later identified as Suggs, approach her mailbox while holding a package, police said in a statement. Suggs placed the package in the mailbox, but reportedly removed another package and opened it.
The package Suggs removed contained a video game, which Suggs took and concealed under his shirt, the statement said. Suggs denied the theft occurred when the resident approached him.
Police responded to the home and took Suggs into custody. The video game was returned to the resident. After investigating, police determined Suggs stole a speaker earlier in the day while making a delivery to a Republic Drive business, the statement said. The speaker was later found in the glove compartment of his truck.
Suggs is a temporary holiday employee and was hired two days prior to the thefts, according to police.