Like others across the city, a Houston man purchased presents for his wife this week, tucking them into the backseat of his pickup truck for safe-keeping.
Among the tagged gifts is reportedly a laptop from the Apple store in Highland Village, which is where investigators said they believe he became the target of thieves, who followed the man to his home downtown.
After the man reportedly parked his truck in a gated parking garage located at Smith and Lamar, surveillance footage shows thieves breaking into his vehicle and stealing the hidden gifts.
The theft allegedly occurred at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, when a man smashed the truck window, taking the package from the back.
In total, the bandits reportedly stole $2,000 in gift value.
During the holidays, authorities warn crime is on the rise, with thieves targeting common marks, like vehicles.
Police are warning shoppers they should never leave money or expensive presents in the vehicle for any length of time.
You never know when a thief may be watching.