CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police is looking for a thief who stole 18 packages from a homeowner's front porch Tuesday evening.

According to the police report, about $1,080 worth of items were delivered to a house on Silkstream Lane before someone took them.

Deborah Hunter lives in the neighborhood, and she was shocked the crime happened so close to her home.

"Just when you think everything was fine or you're in a halfway decent neighborhood, something like this happens," Hunter marveled. "I guess I'm going to have to be more vigilant on when my packages are supposed to be coming."

Crimes similar to this one have happened all over the Charlotte region in the past year.

Police agencies urge people to take extra precautions like having packages delivered to a recipient's workplace and requesting delivery notifications.

Anyone with information on this particular case should call CMPD.