'Mummy has the Grinch stolen Christmas?' Decorations worth hundreds of pounds stolen from two Romford homes
PUBLISHED: 14:00 13 December 2018 | UPDATED: 14:23 13 December 2018
Thieves stole Christmas decorations costing hundreds of pounds from the gardens of two Romford homes.
A light up Reindeer and old fashioned lamppost were taken from one garden, and the daughter of the home owner thought the Grinch had stolen Christmas and was worried that Santa wouldn’t be able to find their house.
The items are believed to have been stolen between 3pm and 11pm on Saturday (December 8) from two homes in Glenton Way.
Joanna James, 39, was out with her three children on Saturday afternoon when they arrived home and found that the decorations had been stolen.
She said: “We’ve got three young kids, and it was just upsetting for them.
“It’s Christmas time, you just don’t expect these things to happen.
“They cost about £100 each, so they’re not exactly cheap.
“The sad thing is that I won’t be replacing them because it could just happen again, last year the whole road was lit up and it looked lovely with lots of other decorations and people won’t want to do that anymore because they might just get stolen.
“My youngest daughter thought that the Grinch had stolen Christmas and was worried that Santa wouldn’t find our house!”
Police have since assessed the evidence available and a decision was made to close the investigation - however this can be re-opened if further information comes to light.