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The thief targeted Toys for Tots.
YONKERS – Police are searching for a suspect who they say stole toys from a donation box in Yonkers recently.
WCBS-TV reported a thief is targeting Toys for Tots boxes in Yonkers. Steve Topilnycky, of Westchester Toys for Tots, said someone stole donations from a Modell’s and a Toys R Us last week.
Topilnycky said he was tipped off by a store manager who said the thief was posing as a Toys R Us employee. He alerted other businesses before the thief stole more toys.
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Donor Jackie Lipson called the crime “disgusting.” Lipson said she’s checking volunteer credentials to make sure the thief doesn’t steal again.
Officials said the toy thief got away with about 50 gifts.
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