We see it happen a lot around the holidays, when packages are being delivered more frequently. When you have something being delivered and you can't be home to accept it, most of the time, it's left at the front door. Unless they need a signature, or you specifically ask for it to be re-delivered if you are not home.
During the holidays, I knew I was going to be getting a lot of boxes from Amazon.com, so I put a note on the door to re-deliver if I wasn't home. I've never had a problem with anything going missing in my neighborhood, but I just don't like to take the chance.
A Boise man was injured in a dirt bike accident a couple of years ago which left him in a wheelchair. His brother installed a surveillance camera for him at his front door as a gift and had it not been for that equipment, police may not have caught two thieves that stole a box right off of his front porch.
The camera notified him of movement at the front door and when he pulled it up, he couldn't believe what he was seeing. A little red car backed into his driveway. A man wearing an orange jersey got out of the car and walked up to the front door to scope out the boxes. He grabbed the big one, which looked to be holding a TV (which it was), and quickly shoved it in the trunk of the car. While he was doing that, a woman got out of the passenger side of the car and ran around to the driver side to drive them away as soon as he jumped in.
Police found and arrested the suspects thanks to a tip from someone that knew them. This is another reason to share those surveillance videos and photos! Social media may be a pain in the butt when it comes to post on politics, but when it comes to sharing photos of missing persons or crimes taking place, it's an incredible tool!