West Whiteland police search for suspects in Amazon theft ring

- West Whiteland police say a well-organized theft ring is targeting Chester County Amazon customers.

It all started last weekend when police say thieves hacked into victims' online accounts and in every case ordering a $2,100 MacBook Pro computer.

Before the victims even knew their password had been changed—the suspects had already called Amazon to change the delivery to a UPS pick-up center in West Chester, according to police.

Police say they even had fake Pennsylvania licenses with the victim’s names to add credibility to their story. Once police started investigating they quickly found four other victims—two of them live on the same block.

"In this case, they presented an ID with the victim's name and address which matched the package so they were able to get away with it," West Whiteland Township Police Detective Scott Pezick said.

Regular Amazon customers are now checking their accounts.

Police say they are working with UPS and Amazon. Investigators say the victims have been reimbursed, but they also are almost certain there are more victims out there.

If you have any information, please call West Whiteland Township police.

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