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5-Year-Old's Christmas Gifts Stolen
UPDATE: Since we first aired the story of the Johnson family being robbed of their son's Christmas gifts, a handful of donations have come in, including one from the mechanics who take care of our local Careflight helicopters.
The family is extremely thankful the generosity of those in the Miami Valley.
DAYTON -- Police are investigating a home break-in where several wrapped Christmas gifts were stolen.
"They basically robbed us blind. They robbed my son of his Christmas," Corey Johnson said.
Johnson and his wife said they went to pick up a few stocking stuffers on Sunday and when they were gone, a thief broke into their home.
They said the thief came in through the window.
"Our screen is still busted and popped out," Johnson said.
The Grinch stole all of their 5-year-old son's Christmas gifts, including a Nintendo Game System and several toys and games.
Johnson had a receipt with all the toys purchased.
"That was almost $400 in Christmas gifts, completely wiped out. It's just amazing how people can steal right before Christmas, especially from a little kid."
He said all the gifts were wrapped and hidden in his basement.
Police told Corey they believe the thief knows him, and knew exactly where to look.
"I hope I don't know the person, because that is pretty cowardly to steal from a little kid like that," Corey said.
In addition to the heartache of having his son's holiday stolen, the crook also got away with Johnson's cell phone and bank cards.
He said even though his Christmas spirit has been dampened, he's still hoping his 5-year-old will smile on Christmas morning.
"We're going to try to replace them to the best of our ability," Corey said.
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