A Bakersfield family is warning anyone who will listen after their security cameras caught a man stealing a package off their doorstep on Christmas Eve.
What is supposed to be a time to give, quickly turned into something else.
"Somebody just walked right up, crossed the lawn, right up to the door, grabbed it and walked off," said Robert Reese, who's Christmas package was stolen.
Robert and Amy Reese said they're frustrated, knowing someone walked up to their door, and took a package they were waiting for.
The package was mailed from Oregon, full of Christmas gifts.
"The package was full of gift certificates for me to actually take my girls out and go shopping and have lunch, now we can't do that," said Amy Reese.
According to the time on the camera, Fed Ex delivered the package at noon, but five hours later, the package was gone.
This also isn't the first time the couple has recorded someone on their property.
In August, security video showed a man looking for unlocked car doors, who ran off when a light turned on.
"Everyone in the neighborhood has kind of been victim of this, they go through and check for unlocked doors and just ransack the vehicle looking for anything of value," said Robert Reese.
Bakersfield Police say it's a good idea to have security cameras, but they say to make sure they're angled in the right position to record facial features, for officers to track down.
"The only thing I can hope is that somebody recognizes this guy and says, oh hey, I know him and can at least help prevent this from happening again," he continued.
The Reese's are in the process of filing a report with police.
If you have any information on this package theft, call Bakersfield Police at 327-7111.