If you're waiting for packages to arrive at your home, Sioux Falls Police Captain Loren McManus has this message!

"We have had several reports over the weekend where packages were taken. One was from an apartment complex. The other was in an actual home. This is not the first time this year where we have had cases like this. During late spring, we had similar incidents."

So what can we do to prevent this crime from happening to us?

'They are difficult to follow up on. There's usually not much we can look into. We encourage people that are expecting a delivery to have somebody there that will take the package indoors so it's safe."

According to Insurance Quotes.com, some 23 million people said they have had packages stolen from their homes before they could open them.