News 12 at 6:00, December 16, 2007
WINDSOR, SC --- A heartbreaking weekend for Brenda Reynolds. She said when she got home Friday night around 8:00, she found her house ransacked and all the Christmas presents were gone.
"When I come back by, I went in and everything was gone. All the toys and all," Brenda Reynolds said.
Reynolds, who takes care of her three grandchildren, said they took all the gifts like her grandson's toy truck, three scooters, dolls, a new coat, boots, watches, jewelry, pocketbooks. All presents to be opened on Christmas day.
"They got everything. Everything but the Christmas tree," Reynolds said.
Reynolds said they also took Christmas gifts for her husband who is in a nursing home. She said it was upsetting when she saw the condition of her house and called police.
"And the police came over and he told me not to stay here because they might come back to hurt me," Reynolds said.
So she decided to take her three grandkids and stay at her friend's house.
"She's the best person you'll ever meet and for somebody to come in here and take everything that she's ever tried to work for to have for these three young-ins... it's sad," Tabitha Griffin said.
She said it was hard to see the three kids so upset when they arrived at her house.
"We're not gonna have no Christmas, someone stole all our Christmas, and they was all crying and worried what they were going to get for Christmas...I said don't worry about it something will happen for ya'll. Ya'll get Christmas one way or another. The good Lord will see you all get Christmas," Griffin said.
"God's going to take care of us somehow," Reynolds said.
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is handling the case. We were unable to reach investigators this weekend for information on any suspects. We will be sure to bring you that information as soon as it's available.
If you would like to help the family, you can contact them at 803-507-8592. Ask for Brenda Reynolds.