Couple steals donated toys from Mass. sex offender registry board office

A holiday heist in Salem left a number of children without gifts for Christmas. 

According to police, a couple walked into the Sex Offender Registry Board and stole $1,000 worth of toys. 

Now, police are asking the public to help them find the suspects. 

According to Salem Police, last week a man and a woman walked into the officer on Congress Street, claiming to be there to pick up toys. 

They were not asked for their ID’s or asked to sign in. They were buzzed in and shown where all of the toys were. 

The two then gathered up the would-be gifts collected from a toy drive, and walked out the front door. 

The case was reported to Salem police on Monday. 

According to the building’s security company, there is no surveillance video near the office. 

In true holiday spirit, the employees there rallied and re-donated what was stolen and ended up giving far above and beyond that which had originally been donated. 

Chairman Kevin Hayden sent a statement in response, saying, “We believed that it was vitally important to make a meaningful impact to those in need in our community, despite the challenge and obstacles brought by the thoughtlessness of others.”

According to police, they have no suspects in the case. 

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