2 NYC Police Officers Replace Child’s Stolen Birthday Gifts

December 19, 2016 Updated: December 19, 2016

NEW YORK—Two New York City police officers have presented a 4-year-old girl with toys to replace her stolen birthday presents.

The Staten Island Advance says the thief struck Saturday. Sammi Sietz’s family was parked outside a restaurant when someone shattered a window of their minivan.

On Sunday, officers Frank Callaghan and Michael McAvoy arrived at their home with dozens of toys.

Sammi’s mother, Kim Briano Sietz, says her happy child told her: “Look, Momma, they found my presents.”

Sietz says Sammi’s birthday celebration had helped take her mind off the loss of her husband, Matthew, who died three years ago. She says the family was horrified by the theft.

Sietz says the officers have restored her faith in people. She says it’s “a gift we will never forget.”

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