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Holidays giving rise again to package thefts

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An internet posting shows a female package thief caught in the act. (FOX5) An internet posting shows a female package thief caught in the act. (FOX5)

With the gift-giving holidays approaching, package deliveries are becoming more abundant.

Unfortunately, gifts or mail orders are once again vulnerable to thieves who lurk neighborhoods for the opportunity to commit a crime.

In Henderson, Gary Rosenfeld said he captured a woman on camera taking a package from his doorstep.

"You feel violated, because, whether it was a dollar package or a $1,000 package, nobody has the right to just take something that's yours," Rosenfeld said.

In the video, a woman is seen getting out of a vehicle and walk up steps to his home. The woman then picks up the package from the doorstep and puts it in a bag before leaving.

Rosenfeld shared his story on the Next Door app. From there, another person posted a video in response showing a similar incident with a thief bearing a resemblance to Rosenfeld's thief.

Rosenfeld believes there is someone on a crime spree.

"It's not a one-time thing," Rosenfeld speculated. "She's been out there doing it. She'll probably continue to do it until she gets caught. And, eventually, they all get caught."

The theft became a lesson learned for Rosenfeld. He said he'll make sure packages will get deliver on days that he or his wife is home, or when neighbors are home and to look for it.

"(I'll) let (delivery drivers) know not to just leave it on the porch like that," he said. "We have a note on the door now to drop them over the side of the wall into the backyard so they're out of sight."

In addition, residents are urged to have packages delivered to workplaces instead or to hold them at a local pick-up facility.

Amazon refunded Rosenfeld's package.

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