Overland Park package thief arrested in San Diego

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A suspected of attempted murder, whom police also suspected of stealing packages in Overland Park, was arrested Thursday in San Diego.

Police said Phillip Esquire-Miller IV was taken into custody without incident.

Police said prior to his arrest, Esquire-Miller drove around stealing delivered packages from homes in Overland Park. In one surveillance video, a man, believed to be Esquire-Miller, took a package and loaded it in his white SUV outside the victim’s home.

Investigators said Esquire-Miller stole packages from at least six homes.

“It’s kind of crazy that he’d just do that in broad daylight, but nobody pays attention to their neighbors so anything can happen,” Jim Carley said.

Investigators say earlier in December, Esquire-Miller knocked on a woman’s front door and when she didn’t answer, he snatched her package from her porch and quickly took off.

In another case, police say a homeowner actually heard him leaving her driveway. But before he got away, the woman grabbed her item out of the suspected thief’s opened trunk.

“I don’t blame her. I  mean I wouldn’t do it, but I could see how somebody could do it,” resident Wendy Carley said.

Police said Esquire-Miller is originally from Overland Park. At the time of the thefts, he was free on bond for an attempted murder in California back in 2010. People we talked to just want him off the streets.

“Hopefully they do catch him and hopefully people are paying attention,” Max King said.

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