Edina police nab thief using fake package with tracker

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police in Edina caught a package thief with the help of a dummy parcel with a tracker hidden in it.

According to authorities, 36-year-old Raymone Montel Hester was arrested around 4:15 a.m. Saturday after allegedly stealing a package from a home on the 4300 block of Brook Avenue.

Police planted the package, which was disguised to look like a laptop box, and hid a GPS tracker inside.

When the package began to move, police received an alert. They stopped Hester and found more packages in his vehicle.

Hester is charged with possession of stolen property. He is being held in the Hennepin County Jail.