MIAMI (WGN) -- A seasonal worker for UPS has been arrested following accusations of package theft.
Emmanuel Lamont Reggin Jr. has been charged with felony third-degree theft.
According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, Reggin was hired as a seasonal worker to help a full-time driver unload packages. On Monday, Reggin helped unload approximately 5,500 packages at a company in Northeast Miami-Dade, the police said.
While the other UPS employee was not looking, Reggin grabbed several boxes and hid them by a dumpster, police said. Inside the boxes were two Amazon Kindles, an Apple iPad 7 and a Microsoft Surface Pro.
The merchandise was valued at about $1,800, according to the police.
Later in the evening, police said that Reggin returned to the dumpster and picked up the packages.
On Dec. 3, Reggin was helping unload 2,500 packages at a separate location, where he took several packages and hid them by a dumpster, the police said. In the packages were an HP laptop and two Sony PS4 consoles, and police said that the merchandise totaled about $1,050.