YORKTOWN -- An alert neighbor watched as someone took a package off the porch of a York County home and called police to report it.
It happened around noon Monday in the 400 block of Arabian Circle.
Authorities say 44-year-old Lance Patrick Luckey, Jr., who works for a pest control company, took the FedEx shortly after it was dropped off.
They say Luckey was walking from home to home and, when he took the package, he went to his work truck and drove away.
Authorities credit the neighbor, who give them the license plate number and a description of the man.
Luckey did not have the package with him, according to Lt. Dennis Ivey.
"We found him in the truck, but he must have discarded the package," Ivey told WVEC.com.
The package reportedly contained books valued at more than $700.00.
Investigators don't believe he's responsible for several cases of mail theft in the county.
Federal Express emailed 13News Now to say that you can sign up for FedEx Delivery Manager, a free service that helps you keep track of all FedEx packages headed your way.
"You can set customized alerts that tell you when any FedEx package is on its way to your home. That way, your shipment won’t be sitting unattended on the porch just because no one knew it was there," wrote Scott Fiedler.
He also said Delivery Manager will even tell you that a shipment is on its way, even if you did not ship it.