Burglars unwrap gifts while family sleeps

Burglars unwrap gifts while family sleeps

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Orlando Police are investigating a Christmas Eve burglary that left a Thornton Park home ransacked. "Everything was moved over and unwrapped and pieces thrown all over the place," said Tamarah White.

White showed Fox 35 where her family woke up to find their Christmas presents unwrapped and opened up on Christmas eve morning after thieves broke in while the family was sleeping. "Probably 80 percent of our presents were opened and papers and boxes,"

Their Thornton Park home was ransacked, with presents all over the living room, and even more on the deck where police say the brave burglars took the time to unwrap the gifts  to pick and choose what they wanted."When I came out here it was just boxes, unwrapped gifts just thrown all over the couch all over the floor, everything was just covered with gifts and just the gifts thrown all over," White said

Investigators say it wasn't the gifts they were after, instead they took the family's laptops, jewelry and what's worse her daughter's cell phone which was in her room."They went upstairs and went into her bedroom when she was sleeping and took her phone that was plugged in sitting on her bed, and weren't through her suitcase, so that was the scary part that they came upstairs," White said.

The thieves snuck in through a back door which was mistakenly left unlocked, while Orlando police try to track down the intruder, the greedy Grinch still couldn't ruin the family's Christmas."We re-wrapped everything and had our Christmas and everything was good, very lucky," White said.

Orlando Police are asking anyone with information to call Crimeline.

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