Thieves steal Christmas decorations in O'Fallon, Mo. - KMOV.com

Thieves steal Christmas decorations in O'Fallon, Mo.

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This Santa merry-go-round was stolen from the front yard of the Reddan family in O''Fallon, Mo. Credit: Reddan family This Santa merry-go-round was stolen from the front yard of the Reddan family in O''Fallon, Mo. Credit: Reddan family
Surveillance video captured the car neighbors believe stole decorations. (Credit: Facebook) Surveillance video captured the car neighbors believe stole decorations. (Credit: Facebook)
O'FALLON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

The festive cheer in O’Fallon, Mo. was darkened just a bit this weekend after thieves hit multiple subdivisions stealing Christmas decorations.

Now, police need the public’s help tracking down this real life Grinch.

Police say from Friday to Sunday, thieves stole decorations right from the front yards of homes in several subdivisions including Springhurst, Whispering Woods, Fieldstone Farms and Fieldstone Farms Manor. The biggest thing they were after were the popular laser light projectors.

“My kids want one now but I don’t think we're buying one,” said Jackie Wright who lives in Fieldstone Farms Manor.

The home across the street from the Wright’s was hit. They had an inflatable decoration stolen.

Michael Reddan says their Santa merry-go-round was taken by thieves, it’s not worth much in terms of money but has a high sentimental value.

Reddan said the inflatable was a family tradition to put up every year.

Wright said if anyone sees the decoration, please return it.

”Especially our neighbor’s, the Reddans, its really sentimental to them we’d love to have it back,” said Wright.

Surveillance cameras captured an image of the car the thieves were driving, a white four door sedan appears to be full in the backseat.

 Anyone who recognizes the car or sees the very special stolen merry-go-round is urged to contact police.

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