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The Grinch(es) who stole Christmas? 2 St. Thomas youths arrested after Christmas lights stolen

St. Thomas Police Service Crest.
St. Thomas Police Service Crest. stps.on.ca

Santa will be adding a couple more names to the naughty list.

Following reports of stolen Christmas lights Sunday, St. Thomas police arrested two youths.

They say around 8:30 p.m., a citizen reported seeing individuals trying to steal Christmas lights from the medical building on West Avenue.

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Officers say when they arrived at the scene they found and arrested a 15-year-old and a 12-year-old.

With an uncanny resemblance to the holiday classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas, police say the youths had a backpack filled with stolen projector lights from various properties around the south end of the city.

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Officers drove around the city returning the stolen projector lights.

The young grinches were released to the custody of their parents.

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