Christmas gifts stolen from single mother

December 9, 2011 8:34:33 PM PST
This time of year, homes, churches and community centers are filling up with presents for children. It's something thieves are very aware of and they are using that to their advantage.

Across our area this week, police say burglars have been busy stealing gifts and toys meant for children. And victims we talked to are urging families and churches to beef up security.

There's a big reason Christmas won't be the same at Felicia Cunningham's house this season.

"I just feel violated," Cunningham said.

The single mom says a burglar broke into her home at the Foundations at Woodland Apartments in Conroe this week, stealing many of the gifts waiting under the tree for her two young children.

"I never felt this way before in my life, and I didn't know what to do," she said.

Police say the crooks pried open the family's door while Cunningham was at work and her kids were at school. They say the picky thief took time to unwrap all the presents.

"They were selective with the Christmas gifts under the tree that they wanted. They opened gifts and they took gifts. The ones they didn't want, they left it and we saw that they unwrapped it," Cunningham said.

She is sending a strong message to burglars.

"Don't take from others. You never know what they are going through. And he definitely didn't know what I've been going through, so it's hard," Cunningham said.

Right now police don't have too many leads on the suspected burglars. They are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers in your area.

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