YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — Police in suburban New York are searching for a suspect who they say stole toys from a donation box.
WCBS-TV reports a thief is targeting Toys for Tots boxes in Yonkers. Steve Topilnycky, of Westchester Toys for Tots, says someone stole donations from a Modell’s and a Toys R Us last week.
Topilnycky says he was tipped off by a store manager who said the thief was posing as a Toys R Us employee. He alerted other businesses before the thief stole more toys.
Donor Jackie Lipson called the crime “disgusting.” Lipson says she’s checking volunteer credentials to make sure the thief doesn’t steal again.
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Officials say the toy thief got away with about 50 gifts.
Information from: WCBS-TV, http://www.cbs2ny.com