A local Grinch visited South Brunswick last weekend as a series of thefts throughout town resulted in hundreds of dollars of Christmas decorations stolen from township homes.
South Brunswick Police received several reports of Christmas lawn ornaments stolen between late Friday night and early Saturday morning. Police said the stolen items included five candy canes, two snowmen, two wooden reindeer, and Christmas lights.
The total value of the stolen items was estimated at about $300.
A Dayton resident said they returned home at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning and saw their snowman decoration still on their front lawn. About 30 minutes later the homeowner heard a noise and went outside to find the snowman had been stolen, police said.
The thefts were reported at the following locations:
- Christmas lights stolen from Jill Court in Monmouth Junction
- Snowman stolen from Larkspur Drive in Dayton
- A three-feet tall snowman stolen from Dahlia Circle in Dayton
- Five candy cane decorations stolen from Blossom Circle in Dayton
- Two wooden reindeer stolen from Hancock Drive in Kendall Park
Anyone with information about the thefts should call South Brunswick Police at 732-329-4646.
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