Donations for needy stolen from Antioch church

November 30, 2011 1:40:48 PM PST
It appears a Grinch may have stolen Christmas from some deserving families near the Illinois-Wisconsin border.

It happened Monday at the St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Antioch.

Police say the thieves stole gifts that were supposed to go to 16 families this holiday as part of an adopt-a-family program.

The offenders allegedly entered the church some time Monday afternoon and took the presents from under a Christmas tree.

The church has until December 9 to finish collecting donations for the program.