RYE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It was a really crummy crime. Someone stole toys meant for needy kids from a donation box in Westchester County.
As CBS2’s Christine Sloan reported, the donation box in front of a real estate office collecting Toys For Tots, is now empty.
On Tuesday afternoon, it was filled with stuffed animals, games, and other toys.
But Marylin Hoffman said a heartless thief stole all of the new, unwrapped toys, going to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
“Twenty toys, usually we end up by December 20, our pick up date, then they’re distributed, we usually have 50 or 60 toys to contribute to this fund,” Hoffman said.
Hoffman said when she came out around 5 p.m. all of the new toys were gone, just a couple of old ones were left behind.
On Sunday, two other toys were also swiped from the box. Residents of the upscale Westchester County town are livid.