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: Katrina Pierce Charged With Using Names Of Homicide Victims To Collect Tax Refunds And Stimulus Checks, And She Has Gone To Prison Before For Similar Schemes
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: Chicago Hotels Expected To Lose $2 Billion In Revenue By Year's End, Report Says
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: Pilsen Nonprofit Tackles Food Insecurity: 'Who Better To Understand Our Challenges Than Ourselves?'
No one was in custody late Thursday. Area Three detectives were investigating.