Published Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 | 2:46 p.m.
Updated Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 | 6:20 p.m.
A thief in Las Vegas made off with a delivery package containing what a mother told police was $40,000 worth of cancer treatment drugs for her 14-year-old son, authorities said today.
Police issued a plea for help finding the thief and released a photo of the man seen in doorbell security video. He took two packages Thursday from the front of a home in the 1700 block of Mill Canyon Drive in the northwest valley, police said.
Police provided a link to the security camera footage.
Stacey Shavinsky told KLAS-TV that she just wants the thief to return a box containing a chemotherapy drug that her son takes daily for a rare form of cancer.
"You're not just taking pants or a shirt, you're taking something that's keeping someone alive," she said.
Shavinsky called 911 and filed a police report, Officer Laura Meltzer said, but an immediate search of the neighborhood by a detective did not find the thief.
Because of the value of the package, he could face a felony theft charge, Meltzer said.
The man was believed to be in his 20s, wearing sunglasses, a red baseball cap and a red plaid shirt.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 702-385-5555 or contact Crime Stoppers online at www.crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward.
The Las Vegas Sun staff contributed to this report.