enigma1 - 5:23 pm on Oct 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
and the reply is "I've never seen the parcel".
Not it's not, from what was said, there is documentation that shows where the parcel was left, its quite precise.
Reporting it to the police might be construed as acceptance of liability.
I would say it will be very bad not to report it.
If you want to take it with the merchant, go on you may want to check the amazon terms if they enforce signature confirmation. If they don't you will have a hard time convincing amazon.