Food delivery man steals parcel from condominium resident; police investigating

The CCTV footage shows the man appearing to be picking something up from the floor before quickly entering the lift with a white package barely seen tucked under his right arm.
The CCTV footage shows the man appearing to be picking something up from the floor before quickly entering the lift with a white package barely seen tucked under his right arm.PHOTO: STOMP

SINGAPORE - The police are investigating a report made after an UberEats delivery man was filmed stealing a resident's parcel at a Dunearn Road condominium on Monday (Feb 19).

A resident of Dunearn Suites told citizen journalism website Stomp on Thursday that she had been expecting a courier delivery from FedEx that day.

At around 6pm, the courier called to inform her that he had left the parcel, containing about $340 worth of beauty products and toiletries, at her door step.

But when she returned home at about 8pm, there was no sign of the parcel, even though she had confirmed with the courier that it had been delivered.

She was able to view closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of the corridor after contacting the condominium management.

The CCTV footage, which was sent to Stomp, shows the man loitering at the corridor near the lift at about 6.30pm.

He glances at the CCTV camera, then turns his back towards it, before appearing to be picking something up from the floor.

He then quickly enters the lift with a white package barely seen tucked under his right arm.

The resident's neighbour told her that she had an UberEats delivery around that time.

She told Stomp: "My neighbour was able to provide me with details of her Uber Eats transaction, the delivery person's name and even a full-face profile photo of him (from the app) -- which matches the person captured in the CCTV."

In response to queries, the police confirmed that a report has been lodged and that investigations are ongoing.

A spokesman for Uber Eats told The Straits Times: "What has been described is unacceptable and violates our Community Guidelines.

"We are currently looking into this incident and stand ready to support the relevant authorities in their investigations."