weather icon Partly Cloudy

Las Vegas police look for suspect in cancer drug theft — VIDEO

Las Vegas police need help identifying a package thief who swiped a young cancer patient’s chemotherapy medication from a doorstep in the northwest valley last week.

The package was taken sometime between 10 a.m. and noon Thursday from a home on the 1700 block of Mill Canyon Drive, near North Durango and Vegas drives, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

The cancer patient’s family received a notification from a doorbell camera system, which captured a medium-built man in his 20s or 30s taking two packages from their porch. He is between 5-feet-8-inches and 6 feet tall, police said, and was wearing a red plaid shirt and a red baseball cap.

Anyone with information about the man’s identity or whereabouts may call Metro’s northwest area command at 702-828-8577 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 to remain anonymous.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.