3 arrested near Amazon fulfillment center in Eastvale after allegedly stealing packages

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3 arrested near Amazon facility in Eastvale after packages stolen
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Three suspects were arrested for allegedly stealing packages after a hole was cut in a fence near an Amazon fulfillment center in Eastvale, authorities said.

EASTVALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Three men were arrested Sunday night near an Amazon fulfillment center in Eastvale after allegedly stealing packages, authorities said.

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a vehicle parked along the 15 Freeway north of Limonite Boulevard and individuals throwing packages over a fence from a nearby warehouse, according to a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

The deputies arrived to find a Toyota sedan fleeing the scene with multiple boxes inside, the statement said. A traffic stop was attempted and, although the vehicle was slow to pull over, it eventually yielded on the freeway.

Three men were taken into custody and numerous packages were recovered from inside the car, investigators said. Their identities were not released.

"A search of the fence line was conducted and the fence leading to a business in the 5200 block of Goodman Way had been cut for access from the business to the freeway," the news release said. "It was confirmed the packages were stolen from the business and appeared to have been staged near the freeway for pickup later."

The packages would be returned to the business from which they were stolen, the Sheriff's Department said.