The toys were stolen Tuesday along with gift cards and other donations.
The holidays are a time for giving, but after toys and gifts were stolen from St. Anne's Church earlier this week some families were left in the lurch. According to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette Hasbro is replacing the stolen toys. Hasbro spokesperson Karen Davis told the Telegram the company will provide about 300 toys to St. Anne’s, at a cost of about $3,000. Chruch volunteers have said they expect many of the donations to be replaced by community members.
Thieves broke into a shed and stole hundreds of gifts from St. Anne's church.
Thieves stole hundreds of gifts that were gathered throughout the year to give to families in need in Shrewsbury. On Tuesday, Dec. 4, Shrewsbury police were called to St. Anne's Church, where presents were taken out of the shed that stored presents and gift cards valued at thousands of dollars that had been donated toward a drive headed by the Food Pantry. The presents were for children in need and most of the gift cards were to be used to purchase food and other essentials by the families, said police. The gifts were gathered throughout the year and were to be distributed during the holiday season. The gifts and cards are valued between $2,000-$3,000. JoAnn Keegan, who is the food pantry manager and volunteer coordinator, said the thieves…