Amazon delivery worth £50 stolen from doorstep in broad daylight

Amazon parcel (stock)

The parcels were stolen just 30 minutes after they had been delivered

Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop

Published: 06/09/2023

- 12:51

Updated: 11/10/2023

- 16:20

The Amazon shopper discovered a man running away with his parcels on CCTV

A man was caught stealing £50 worth of Amazon parcels from a doorstep in Southampton.

Ben Palmer, 45, was dismayed to discover his packages had been taken just 30 minutes after they had been delivered.

Palmer was not at home at the time but received a notification that his order had been delivered successfully.

However, when the dad returned home his Amazon parcels were nowhere to be seen.

Amazon van

Palmer is also frustrated with the Amazon driver who did not knock on the door before leaving the parcels outside

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He decided to check CCTV footage to see what happened and was shocked to discover a man running off with his order, just half an hour after a delivery driver had left them on Palmer’s doorstep.

The footage shows the man approaching the doorstep, before picking up the three items and then fleeing to a white van.

Palmer told the Southern Daily Echo about the incident: “I thought it was brave that someone in broad daylight would do that. That they would jump out of a van and steal a parcel like that.

“I reported to the police online and I got a letter through saying they won’t be investigating, which to these people just encourages them to carry on.”

The 45-year-old was also not impressed with the Amazon driver, who failed to knock at the front door before leaving the items on the doorstep.

He said: “I just don’t know why the driver didn’t knock on the door or leave the parcel in a safe place."

He added: “There are people in the world whose moral compass is off and who have not thought on whether people can afford to lose this. It’s quite frustrating."

Palmer, who works as a head of operations, had ordered hot tub filters, hot tub anti-foam liquid and shaver heads.

Amazon sign outside warehouse

Amazon have said they are looking into the incident


This is not the first time that parcels have been stolen from his front door step.

The 45-year-old man had also ordered hot tub anti-foam liquid on a separate occasion, but the box arrived with nothing inside it.

Palmer said: “It seems like there is someone checking what is being ordered and delivered and checks in the boxes to see if there is anything valuable.

“It seems of concern and someone at Amazon should be made aware of this,” he stressed.

Amazon said that they are looking into the incident.

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