MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police in Edina caught a package thief with the help of a dummy parcel with a tracker hidden in it.

According to Edina Police, 36-year-old Raymone Montel Hester was arrested around 4:15 a.m. Saturday after allegedly stealing a package from a home on the 4300 block of Brook Avenue.

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(credit: Hennepin County Jail)

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Police planted the package, which was disguised to look like a laptop box, and hid a GPS tracker inside.

When the package began to move, police received an alert. They stopped Hester and found more packages in his vehicle.

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According to police, Hester is charged with possession of stolen property. He is being held in the Hennepin County Jail.