'Tis the season for stolen packages

December 7, 2011 6:22:47 PM PST
There is a warning issued for any of us expecting a package to be delivered to our home this holiday season.

There' are Grinches out there trying to steal your Christmas. Surveillance video caught one guy in Utah walking up to the doorstep and off with the package.

In San Diego, this guy peaked through the front door before making off with the delivery.

It's not hard to find packages just sitting in plain sight. ABC News saw one package on the doorstep all morning before the homeowner came to get it.

ABC News reporter Neil Karlinsky: Would you do something different out of concern that people are taking packages?
Homeowner Janet Yuen: Yeah, if I knew it was going to be taken, I would be more careful.

Here's what you can do to protect yourself: ask for delivery by signature only. That is the safest or request that packages be left hidden like behind some bushes.