Nearly $1,200 in Christmas presents were stolen from a family’s vehicle while they took a break from shopping to get a bite to eat on Friday.
Bethany Trent said that she and her family were shopping at Polaris Fashion Place on Black Friday when the items were stolen from their van, parked near the Mimi’s Café.
“We try our best to give and do for other people, and it stinks when you save for your kids and have it taken while you’re having lunch with your family,” Trent said.
Thieves broke the driver’s side door lock to gain access to the gifts.
Trent said that she did not think her vehicle would be a target in the middle of the day.
Police advised shoppers to make sure their gifts are out of sight in the trunk or to drop them off at home.