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Police bearing gifts save holiday for 7-year-old

6 years 2 months 4 weeks ago Sunday, December 25 2016 Dec 25, 2016 December 25, 2016 11:30 AM December 25, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

GRETNA - After burglars made off with gifts from under the Christmas tree at a home in the New Orleans suburb of Gretna, police did more than just investigate.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputies and Gretna police got together and bought replacements for 7-year-old Armon Dixon.

Dixon's mother, Montreal Dixon, told New Orleans TV stations she got home from a party Thursday night to find that her home had been burglarized: Presents under the tree were gone and two TVs were stolen from upstairs rooms. Investigators believe more than $1,000 worth of items were taken.

On Christmas Eve, deputies and police officers showed up with a car full of wrapped replacements. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Chaplain Alex Bellow said the gifts included video games, TVs and other items.

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