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Thieves target Las Vegas home-delivered packages

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Daniel Hadley's surveillance cameras on his house caught two men seen following a FedEx truck and watching the delivery to his house.

"(It's) very frustrating," Hadley told FOX5.

The first man pulled up in a white car, went up to the door and came back empty-handed.

Hadley said he believes that's because he saw the camera on the front porch and was possibly knocking making sure no one was home.

Then a second man in a baseball hat pulled up in a black SUV and soon walked away with Hadley's packages.

"I feel violated, I'm very p-ed off about it," Hadley said.

Hadley checked the footage several days later when he saw his shipping status for the packages said delivered.

He thinks he's not the only victim.

"A friend that lives right up the street off of Far Hills and Interstate 215 area, and they actually had four packages taken from them as well," Hadley told FOX5.

FOX5 found surveillance video of other similar scenes taking place in other parts of the valley on YouTube.

Police said it's a crime of opportunity they see all the time, especially since delivery trucks are so visible.

But there are ways to prevent it.

"Delivered only when you can sign for it and can receive the package, consider having it delivered to your work if your work place will tolerate that sort of thing," said Officer Marcus Martin, a spokesman for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Police also said using the United States Postal Service instead of a private company makes the theft a federal crime.

"The post office is a little bit more vigilant than private companies, but all of them have tracking to confirm that it did get to your residence," Martin told FOX5.

Martin said paying attention to that delivery date can help.

Meanwhile, Hadley's surveillance video didn't capture the thieves' license plates, but he hopes someone will recognize the two men.

"I just want to find these people and hopefully they don't do anything else with the holidays coming up, you know what I mean? Because that's the biggest thing," Hadley told FOX5.

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