FAIRFIELD - Fairfield police have released a video showing someone steal a UPS package off of a resident's porch.

The residents at 20 Beaconview Drive caught the theft in progress with their security cameras.

Police say this kind of theft can be common in the weeks leading up to the holidays and that residents should take steps to protect themselves. One suggestion was to have a friend or family member pick up packages when away from home. Another suggestion is to have the package delivered to places of business.

Authorities request that residents examine the video and contact them if anyone knows the suspect.