Thief Breaks Into Cars, Steals Christmas Gifts From Cancer Patients at Children's Hospital | NBC Bay Area

Thief Breaks Into Cars, Steals Christmas Gifts From Cancer Patients at Children's Hospital

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    Neighbors, firefighters and cops turned into Christmas-time elves this week pitching in to replace $1,500 in toys, winter coats and gift cards stolen from a car on a quiet cul-de-sac in Benicia. Now, ten children - two of whom are cancer patients at Children's Hospital in Oakland - will receive their toys and gifts thanks to their efforts, as Benicia police are actively trying to track down the thief. "It's just incredible how people stepped up," Marci Moriarty, 32, of Benicia told NBC Bay Area on Tuesday. Her Honda Pilot was broken into late Sunday night or early Monday morning - her piles of gifts intended for cancer families stolen from the backseat of her car. "I didn't ask," she said. "People did it because they wanted to." Christie Smith reports.