, 2022-12-08 15:45:17,
A Roseville family is looking for answers after more than 100 Christmas ornaments were stolen off their front porch on Sunday.
Erika Clesi was spending that afternoon helping her 72-year-old grandparents decorate their home for Christmas.
Michael and Lisa Holmes have lived in their home on Main Street for 30 years, and have been collecting and exchanging Hallmark ornaments for even longer than that. The Holmeses have Lionel train sets, snowmen and personalized photos from their grandchildren — all sentimental family treasures, stolen just before Christmas
The couple stores their ornaments in large cardboard boxes, and on Sunday, they placed the boxes on the porch as they filled their home with Christmas villages, garland and lights for the holiday season. Clesi said it’s likely the thief mistook a large Target box for a package delivered to the home, grabbing it around 8:30 p.m.
In a strange twist, the thief returned six personalized ornaments to the porch days later, realizing the pieces had family photos inside.
Clesi estimated the box of ornaments to be worth nearly $3,000. Most Hallmark ornaments range from $17 to $25.
“What are you going to do with the ones that say Erika and Skyler on it?”
The couple had yet to purchase their Christmas tree.
“Their spirits are down and heartbroken,” Clesi said. “I don’t know if they want to decorate it with all of the missing items.”
Clesi said the theft dampened their holiday mood. On Thursday, Clesi purchased her own…
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