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Phoenix police bring in suspect, return stolen packages

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PHOENIX — Police said a man suspected of stealing unattended deliveries from doorsteps and porches in north Phoenix has been caught and packages returned to their rightful owners.

A Facebook post from Phoenix Police this week said 23-year-old Terrill Peuse Jr. was arrested at an apartment complex near 32nd Street and Bell Road in the afternoon.

Authorities believed Peuse had stolen packages from nearly a half-dozen homes Tuesday, starting late morning.

Sgt. Vince Lewis said officers were called around 3:45 p.m. about a possible burglary at the apartments.

When they found Peuse, they also found packages addressed to other people in his truck.

Police contacted the four recipients, who said they had shopped online and that their packages had been stolen.

Peuse faces four counts of theft.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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