9-Year-Old’s ‘Very Well Drawn’ Sketch Helps Police In Package Theft— But They Are Still Looking For A Suspect

Symoni Berg assisted the police by providing a drawing she drew of a getaway car that an unidentified woman and man used after allegedly committing theft outside her home.

By Jair Hilburn
Springville Police Department

Springville, Utah police got a helpful tip in an unsolved case because of a 9-year-old girl’s “very well drawn” sketch.

Symoni Berg was walking with her friends to her house on Saturday. During their walk, Symoni said she saw someone get out of a truck that was pulled up next to her family’s mailbox; the unidentified suspect took a package and left in the truck, according to Fox 13 in Salt Lake City.

“They did a U-turn in front of our house, and then they came up and the person in the passenger seat took the mail, and then they drove off,” Symoni said to KSL 5 TV in Salt Lake City.

Nicole Berg, Symoni’s mom, received a phone call from Symoni’s sister telling her what happened. When Nicole got home, she got the markers out and asked her daughter to draw what she saw. 

As Symoni told KSL 5, she doesn’t draw everyday; it’s something she does out of boredom. However, she created a detailed drawing of a red truck that included dents and a black frame on the bed of the truck. Investigators were looking at the camera footage and found a car that matched Symoni’s sketch which they believe to be a Mazda. 

Springville Police Department

“We knew which [truck] we are looking for when we look at all the cars passing the homes, because of the picture that she drew,” Springville Police Chief Craig Martinez said to KSL 5.

The Springville Police Department stated in a Facebook post that the truck they’ve identified with the theft had a man and woman in it following the mail truck. The Springville Police Department asks that anyone with information about the truck and those involved to call (801) 489-9421.

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