Portland police arrested a 33-year-old man on Thursday in connection with the theft of multiple packages.

Police said the investigation began on Dec. 6, when burglary task force detectives started an investigation into suspects believed to be involved in multiple thefts from Portland area retailers.

During the investigation, detectives used OfferUp to find and identify suspects and recover stolen items. Detectives recovered over $15,000 in stolen property during the first two days of the investigation.

Heriberto Villarino-Zamora was identified as a suspect in the theft of multiple packages. Police said Villarino-Zamora was a private courier contracted to ship packages for a national retailer and they believe he stole packages that he was suppose to deliver in the Portland area.

Detectives obtained a warrant to search Villarino-Zamora's home in the 1300 block of Northwest Wonderview Drive in Gresham.

During the search, detectives found hundreds of stolen packages valued at over $16,500, and recovered $4,900 in cash.

Villarino-Zamora was arrested and lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of aggravated theft in the first degree.

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