Today’s Pickup: Amazon driver stole package delivered by UPS, police say

Good day,

An Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) driver stole a package delivered by UPS (NYSE: UPS) after dropping off two parcels at a home in Pennsylvania, according to police.

The victim’s surveillance cameras captured the Dec. 30 incident in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.. 

“Charges will be filed upon identifying the Amazon driver,” the Wilkes-Barre City Police Department wrote in a Facebook post on Dec. 31

Did you know? 

UPS expects to process 1.9 million returns tomorrow, Jan. 2, a 26% increased from 2019.


“This bodes well for the case.”

— Weston LaBar, executive director of the Harbor Trucking Association, speaking about a U.S. federal judge temporarily blocking the enforcement of California’s AB5 on the trucking industry.

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Fedex director bought up shares amid plunge

A Fedex director, John Edwardson, bought $1.5 million in company stock two days after the company reported dismal second-quarter earnings in December. (Barrons

Shipfix raises $4.5 million for dry cargo shipping platform 

Startup Shipfix raised $4.5 million in seed funding for its digital platform for the dry cargo shipping industry. (TechCrunch)  

Final thoughts:

The package reportedly stolen by an Amazon driver contained a Ring Doorbell, which includes a surveillance camera, according to WNEP news

Hammer down, everyone!