HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The Grinch may have stolen Christmas by sneaking in through the chimney, but in High Point, thieves went right up to the front porch.
Tamara Krusinski says thieves stole her daughters’ brand new bicycles, which they had gotten through the Fraternal Order of Police’s “Cops & Kids” program on Saturday. The program provided Christmas presents for 45 low income children in the Triad this year.
“I looked outside and the bikes were gone. I went inside to tell my mom and I was crying,” said 9-year-old Montana Rivera. Her 6-year-old sister, Skylar, also got a bike.
The family says the bicycles were on the front porch for less than an hour.
“It was like 4:30 in the afternoon. I thought they would be safe sitting there, but obviously not,” said Krusinski.
Luckily, the girls still have the clothes, toys and helmets the cops got them for Christmas.
However, Krusinski says she can’t afford to replace the bikes.
“I hope they feel bad. If they needed it that bad, then I hope they're happy riding it, because it's not right that they did that,” said Krusinski.
High Point police are investigating the reported theft.