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Holts Summit Police still looking for victims, packages after theft was caught on camera

A Jefferson City man confessed stealing packages from Callaway and Cole counties after getting caught in the act Tuesday.

The suspect was caught after one of the victims posted a video to Facebook asking for help finding whoever took a package off her porch in Lake Mykee, near Holts Summit.

Holts Summit Police are still looking for more victims after more packages were found in the area this week.

Breanna Dunnavant told ABC 17 she discovered the crime Tuesday afternoon when her husband was looking through surveillance footage.

“He was looking at something else that was going on and happened to notice that UPS dropped off a package around 12:30 p.m. As he was scrolling through our footage he noticed a car pulled up into our driveway, took the package and left,” said Dunnavant.

Dunnavant said the package contained Christmas gifts for the couple’s children.

“The victim shared the video on social media and that video went viral, I personally shared it on my Facebook page, the other officers shared it on their Facebook pages and the next thing you know it has 50 share, a 100 shares, then a 1,000 shares and that’s what happened in this instance,” said Sgt. Marc Haycook with the Holts Summit Police.

The video was shared so much that someone recognized the suspect and called Holts Summit Police, who in turn contacted the the Callaway County Sheriff’s Department and Jefferson City Police.

Sources told ABC 17 News the suspect is 43-year-old John Jaegers of Jefferson City.

Jaegers reportedly confessed to multiple thefts in Jefferson City, Holts Summit, and Callaway County.

Holts Summit Police said they do not formally release the names of suspects until they have been formally charged by the prosecuting attorney.

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