Grinch starts early by stealing toys for needy children - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Grinch starts early by stealing toys for needy children

Posted: Updated:
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Opelika veteran receives Medal of Honor

    Opelika veteran receives Medal of Honor

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:47 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:47:03 GMT
    On Monday afternoon, a local veteran received an important military honor. President Obama  awarded retired Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins in Opelika with the Medal of Honor at the White
    More >>
    On Monday afternoon, a local veteran received an important military honor. President Obama  awarded retired Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins in Opelika with the Medal of Honor at the White House.
    More >>
  • Improving the White Water Classic

    Improving the White Water Classic

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:35 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:35:08 GMT
    Now that Tuskeegee and Albany State have faced off in the first ever White Water Classic football game, Phenix City leaders evaluate the weekend's events and discuss ways to improve it in the future. NewsMore >>
    Now that Tuskeegee and Albany State have faced off in the first ever White Water Classic football game, Phenix City leaders evaluate the weekend's events and discuss ways to improve it in the future. News Leader 9's Tyrone McCoy has some of those ideas.More >>
  • Opelika man arrested in Auburn theft

    Opelika man arrested in Auburn theft

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:29 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:29:07 GMT
    On Friday Sept. 12, the Auburn Police Division arrested 22-year-old Garrett P. Nixon from Opelika on felony warrants charging him with Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and Theft of PropertyMore >>
    On Friday Sept. 12, the Auburn Police Division arrested 22-year-old Garrett P. Nixon from Opelika on felony warrants charging him with Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and Theft of Property Second Degree.More >>
FULTON COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Some people said what crooks did Thursday night in Fulton County is the lowest of the low.

Thieves stole hundreds of gifts that were meant for needy families collected by Lift Community Development.

The toys were for underprivileged families who can't afford  to buy toys for the holiday.

Thieves managed to pop the lock and entered the storage unit that was filled with gifts.

Now the toy drive organizers are scrambling to figure out to replace the items that were stolen.

"It's very heartbreaking; the person who did this has no heart for children and has no honor for life itself" a very emotional Shurnetha Russell said.

Russell and her mother have organized this event every year for the past eight years.  Neither has ever thought thieves would target such a worthy cause.

"If you did this please have the heart to do the right thing and bring the toys back so that we can serve our community," Russell said.

If you want to help you can go to any Bank of America to donate.  Deposits go to Bank Of America. Lift Community Development. Account #334037712379.

Copyright 2012 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation).  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.