CHICAGO (CBS) — An Amazon delivery van with packages inside was stolen while its driver was making a delivery in Old Town Thursday afternoon.
At 3:48 p.m., the 22-year-old Amazon delivery driver was dropping off packages in the 200 block of West Goethe Street. He left the keys in the van, police said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Showers By Daybreak
A thief came up and took the van with an unspecified number of packages inside and fled west on Goethe Street, then south on Sedgwick Street, police said.READ MORE: Oak Lawn Woman Got Locked Out Of Her Facebook Business Account, And Even Facebook Can't Be Sure If The Email To Blame Was A Scam
Police said the van was later found in the alley behind the 100 block of West Superior Street in River North, but the thief was not with it.
Amazon released the following statement Thursday night: “Nothing is more important than the safety of our employees and drivers who deliver our packages. We are thankful the driver is safe, and we’re working with local authorities as they investigate.”MORE NEWS: They Had A Tough Year Of E-Learning, But Southland College Prep Seniors Have Now Racked Up More Than $50 Million In Combined Merit Scholarships
No one was in custody late Thursday. Area Three detectives were investigating.