HOPE RANCH The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a woman accused of stealing a package valued at over $2,000 from a home Tuesday evening in the 900 block of Via Rosita in Hope Ranch.
At approximately 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, a woman pulled to the front gate of the home and stole a package that had been delivered a short time earlier. The theft was caught on tape by a Ring Doorbell camera, said Lt. Erik Raney, sheriff’s spokesman.
The camera footage showed the suspect pulling to the gate in a dark-colored newer model four-door vehicle similar to a Ford Focus with the license plates removed.
The suspect was wearing a dark hat and sunglasses and blue rubber gloves. She retrieved the package and fled the area, Lt. Raney said.
Anyone with information on the suspect or vehicle involved is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 805-681-4150. To leave an anonymous tip, call 805-681-4171 or visitwww.sbsheriff.org/home/anonymous-tip/.