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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: 'Tis the season for package thieves

It's that time of the year where many are having holiday gifts that were ordered online delivered to their homes -- and criminals are stealing them.{ }

It's that time of the year where many are having holiday gifts that were ordered online delivered to their homes -- and criminals are stealing them.

The week following Cyber Monday is becoming known for festive porch pirates -- people who steal your mailed gifts before they can even go under the tree.

Although her package was stolen, one local resident was lucky enough to catch the thief on camera. Most aren't in the same situation.

In the footage, the man is seen looking around before grabbing the package and fleeing.

WATCH: A thief is caught on camera stealing a woman's package from her Northwest side home.

The homeowner, who wishes to remain anonymous, lives off Forrest Fox Street on the Northwest side. She is hoping someone will recognize the thief and come forward.

"I have visible security cameras and he still went for it. So I was kind of surprised," she said.

She thanks the Skybell app that recorded the entire thing.

Similar incidents have also been caught on camera this week. Another man was seen taking a package from a home on the far West side and walking away.

Authorities urge having your packages shipped to a different address.

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