This is the disturbing moment a thief took off with a package from outside a home in north-east London.
CCTV footage shows an Evri delivery driver leaving the parcel under a wheelie bin at the front door of the house on Fulbourne Road, in Walthamstow.
He can be seen passing through the gate before hiding the package on December 17.
Moments later, a man scurries into the yard and takes the parcel from underneath the bin – exactly where the Evri driver had left it.
Nikola Howell, who lives in the home, compared the incident as ‘having a target’ on her front door.
At the time it happened, she was out helping her step-dad when the package was delivered.
She was expecting a Boohoo parcel for her mum, who has been hospitalised with kidney problems.
‘He did not ring the bell or knock on the door,’ the recovery practitioner stressed.
‘He walked through the gate pulled my green bin, put it in front of my door and left the package.
‘That was like having a target on my door. He delivered it at 1.29 pm and it was stolen at 1.42 pm because of his stupidity.
‘He could have asked a neighbour to take the package or leave it behind the bin.’
But the video does not make it clear if the Evri driver actually knocked on the door or rang the bell.
This is not the first time Nikola has had a parcel stolen, but at the time she did not have a security system to capture it on video previously.
She has been in contact with both Boohoo and Evri regarding the theft.
Boohoo have refunded her order and given her a £15 voucher, while Evri gave a £30 refund as a ‘goodwill gesture’.
The company has taken it up with the local courier management.
The parcel contained four items including trousers, a jumper and two shirts totaling £35.
A representative for Evri said: ‘We have apologized to the customer regarding this case, and offered them a goodwill payment to cover the cost of the parcel.
‘In addition, a refund has been arranged by the sender. We train our couriers on what constitutes a safe place and have followed up directly with the courier involved.
‘Evri takes security and fraud prevention extremely seriously.
‘Our teams across the country are working extremely hard to make sure parcels are safely delivered as soon as possible, and we thank everyone for their patience and understanding.’
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