Thieves steal family Christmas presents

Posted at 11:43 PM, Dec 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-22 02:43:36-05

Thieves broke into a La Mesa home and stole thousands of dollars' worth of items from the family, including Christmas presents.

Four-year-old twins Alex and CeCe have been looking forward to the presents under their tree for weeks. They knew something was wrong Tuesday afternoon when the family came home to a broken window.

"Came in and looked and was like 'hey let's call the police.'" Cailin Acosta said.

The thieves stole laptops, phones, clothes, and the kids' Christmas presents.

A neighbor shared their story about the break-in on the East County Emergency Updates Facebook page and the Acosta family hopes it helps warn others to be watchful.