Thieves take $7K worth of Christmas gifts for the homeless after ransacking nonprofit in Lake Elsinore
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KTLA - "The items taken include gift cards, toys and clothes. Most of it had just been collected from a local church’s toy and clothing drive, S.W.A.G. says."

By Carlos Saucedo & Erika Martin, KTLA:

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. -- (KTLA) -- A nonprofit is trying to recover after $7,000 worth of donations meant to brighten the holiday season for people living on the streets was stolen in a break-in at its Lake Elsinore office early Monday morning.

The Social Work Action Group, or S.W.A.G., was burglarized by two males and a female who pulled into its parking lot in a Chevrolet pickup around 3:45 a.m., said Adrian Varela, who works with the agency.

Surveillance cameras captured the individuals as they cased the property. Carrying flashlights, they're seen peering through storefronts and into the windows of parked cars.

Deputies say the thieves broke into the nonprofit by shattering the glass on its front door, then left within a matter of minutes carrying bags and boxes filled with Christmas donations.

The suspects remain at large.

FULL STORY: Thieves take $7K worth of Christmas gifts for the homeless after ransacking nonprofit in Lake Elsinore - KTLA

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