‘Grinch’ crims steal displays
KYLIE Wolski was horrified when she woke at 11.30pm to the sound of laughter in her front yard as thieves dismantled her Christmas lights display.
The Kingaroy mother of three young children could not believe anyone would stoop so low.
"I heard a noise and I looked out the window and it was just happening," she said.
"I started yelling and cursing and they just laughed at me and bolted to what looked like a white ute and took off, lights on the back and everything.
"It was like it was just a big game to them, that's how it sounded."
The unknown thieves made off with a sleigh with a reindeer in harness, another reindeer and candy canes from the garden.
More than anything, Ms Wolski was worried about what she would tell her four-year-old daughter Grace about the loss.
"The next morning telling my daughter she just burst into tears," she said.
"She keeps saying 'when are the police going to bring back my lights mummy' and I keep trying to explain to her that they're gone."
Ms Wolski's family were not the only victims of the Grinch-like attacks.
Kingaroy police received two reports of stolen light displays last week and other calls about Christmas decorations in yards being damaged.
Senior Sergeant Duane Frank said anyone who stole or damaged property would face the consequences.
"If police determine who's responsible they are going to be charged," he said.
"Simple as that. It's disrespectful and immature behaviour."
Ms Wolski said she would not let the theft ruin her family's festive season.
Phone the Kingaroy police on 4160 4900 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 if you have any information.