Grinches steal SE Portland family's Christmas decor

The stolen items weren't worth much

Andrew Dymburt and KOIN 6 News Staff - PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A man and woman were caught on camera stealing a family's Christmas decorations in the middle of the night -- not once, but twice.

In the home surveillance video you see the pair walk right up the Southeast Portland family's home and take whatever they can carry. They returned the very next night to do it all over again.

Homeowner Kim Naylor said she bought the Christmas decorations years ago at Costco and they weren't worth much, if anything.

"They were just some light-up Christmas boxes, just outside décor and some cast iron candle holders," Naylor said.

Naylor and her family of 4 were asleep Sunday night when the porch pirates came right up to their front door. It's the invasion of privacy that bothers her.

"Everybody works hard for even the little things they have, so for someone to just take it and invade your privacy is just unacceptable," Naylor said. "These people can feel like they can just do whatever they want and take your stuff and it doesn't even matter."

Even though her surveillance camera was in plain sight, Naylor said the crooks returned the very next night.

"We were furious and I would say the second night was even worse," Naylor said.

She's not sure why anyone would take a few Christmas decorations, but she hopes this holiday season, every homeowner is a little more mindful of who or what might be lurking at night.

"I have 2 little kids and we'll protect our family," Naylor said. "Protect our house."

Naylor's Ring Video Doorbell Security System gave her a good look at the Grinch-like thieves, so she was able to file a detailed police report.

   

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