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This is the moment a thief stole an Amazon delivery box that was filled with cat poo from her doorstep:
Laurie Pringle decided to take matters in to her own hands after she noticed that parcels kept going missing over a three-year period.
Fed up of boxes going missing from the outside of her property in Hamilton, Canada, Laurie decided to fill an empty cardboard box with the remains from a cat litter tray and put it on her doorstep in a bid to catch the culprit.
Surprisingly, the parcel was taken from her doorstep within 40 minutes by someone who was caught on Laurie's front door Ring camera.
Speaking to CHCH, Laurie said: "I just happened to be cleaning the cat litter and I thought well this would work and so I just threw it in and off I went. Little did I know that it would take 40 minutes for someone to pick it up."
Laurie explained how she leaves instructions for Amazon delivery staff to ring her video doorbell when they deliver a parcel but some don't do this.
Speaking to Narcity, she added: "I live on a very busy downtown street. My front door pretty much opens out onto the sidewalk. I've had a number of packages stolen in the three years I've lived here.
"As a result I have a very clear label for all my Amazon packages, indicating that they should ring my video doorbell. A couple of the couriers that Amazon uses almost never read the label, so that results in my packages being stolen fairly often."
LADbible has contacted Amazon for a statement.
In the UK, a staggering 12 million Brits fall victim to parcel theft, according to new research from ADT Fire & Security.
Parcel theft raises exponentially in major cities, with over 41 percent of people living in London having experienced theft first-hand.
And with 45 per cent of us relying more on online shopping and deliveries in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, it's more important than ever that we know how to keep our items safe and secure.
Top tips from ADT include scheduling deliveries directly with courier companies through direct messages, apps and notifications so you know exactly when your parcels are set to arrive and to plan accordingly.
If this isn't possible, then clear and specific delivery instructions should be left with the driver, with ADT recommending that the courier leaves a package with a trusted neighbour, or calls you when they're near your address so you can make a more informed choice about where to leave your delivery.