NEWNAN, Ga. -- In a crime that has bad karma written all over it, police are searching for thieves who stole Christmas presents and food from charity that helps children in need.
Four suspects were caught in the act on numerous security cameras at the non-profit Bridging the Gap in Coweta County.
The thieves stole presents meant for a Christmas toy giveaway, including bicycles, musical instruments and food.
The young males covered a security camera before kicking in the door, but numerous other cameras caught vandalizing the kitchen and making off with the donations.
Newnan Police detectives were at Bridging the Gap headquarters on Tuesday, viewing the videos and look for clues.
Allison Wallace, who founded the non-profit, said she’s still planning her Christmas toy giveaway, which serves more than a thousand children and also has a waiting list. She said this community is more about giving than taking.
“If they would have just come in here and said what they need, then they would have gotten it,” Wallace said about helping the thieves.
Police have already recovered three stolen bicycles abandoned on some nearby train tracks. They said they have some promising leads in the case.