HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Susquehanna Township police say their investigation into a report of a stolen package revealed a person caught on camera Tuesday was not a thief but a seasonal UPS delivery employee. 

“Being a subcontracted/seasonal employee and not being familiar with the area, he had delivered packages to the wrong addresses,” police said in a news release. “He had returned to this particular residence to retrieve the package and deliver it to the correct address.”

“Due to the holiday increase of packages, delivery services sometimes employ additional subcontracted/seasonal help to make the deliveries. In a lot of these cases, the employee is not outfitted in any distinguishable clothing displaying the company’s logo, but they are in fact dressed in plain clothes,” the news release states. “This same manner of operation is reflected in their use of nondescript vehicles to make these deliveries as well.”

The employee identified in the incident was not criminally charged and was just performing his duties as a subcontracted employee of UPS, police said.  

Previously reported:

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man they say stole a package delivered to a suburban Harrisburg home.

Susquehanna Township police released a surveillance video of the man. They said he stole the package at around 1:15 p.m. from a home in the 3500 block of North Fourth Street.

Anyone who can identify the man or has information regarding the theft should call Detective Darryl Brown at 717-857-5152 or email 106@susquehannatwp.com.