Alhambra package theft suspect sentenced to jail

Rianna Medina (Alhambra Police Department / Facebook)

An Alhambra package thief who was caught in the act on a homeowner's cellphone video was sentenced on Monday.

Officials said 20-year-old Rianna Medina, of Montebello, pleaded no contest to second-degree commercial burglary and grand theft of personal property.

She was sentenced sentenced to 180 days in jail, ordered to complete 180 days of a live-in residential treatment program following the jail sentence and placed on formal probation for five years, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

An Alhambra homeowner caught Medina in the act of stealing two boxes that were delivered to his front door on May 10.
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An Alhambra homeowner caught a package thief in the act and recorded the woman as she tried to swipe two boxes from his porch. Police are now searching for the culprit.


Medina told the homeowner that her mother lived at the home, which the homeowner disputed. When he threatened to call police, she dropped the packages on the ground and fled on foot.

The Alhambra Police Department posted the video to its Facebook page, seeking community help to track her down.

Medina was later identified following numerous tips from friends and family. She was found in a motel in Rosemead and arrested on May 13.

Authorities said what made the crime so egregious was that the victim was an appliance repair man, and the packages were repair parts worth about $1,000.
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