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MURRIETA: Social media post leads to arrest of suspected package thief


Last updated 10/11/2017 at Noon

Lauren Colyott, 34, of Murrieta was arrested Friday after authorities say she was caught on video taking a package from a home. Murrieta Police Department photo.

Police on Friday, Oct. 6, arrested a 34-year-old Murrieta woman who they say was caught on security video taking a package off the front step of a home and who later tried to change her appearance, possibly in an attempt not to be connected with the crime.

Lauren Danae Colyott was arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property, petty theft, two counts of violating her probation and altering, forging or falsifying an ID, online jail records show.

Police say an officer recognized Colyott as the suspect in a video posted on social media that shows a woman taking a package from a home bef...

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