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Christmas gifts, iPad stolen from single mother

Published: Dec. 17, 2016 at 3:23 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 17, 2016 at 3:27 AM CST
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Source: WBRC video
Source: WBRC video
Source: WBRC video
Source: WBRC video

BESSEMER, AL (WBRC) - Constance Alexander's car was packed with Christmas gifts for her 3-year-old daughter, Jeih-Lah, when she parked her car in front of their home in the Southside Homes community of Bessemer Wednesday night.

Jeih-Lah was sick, vomiting in the car, and Alexander says she rushed to get the child inside.  She locked the car doors but left the interior light on.

"I came in the house and it took five, 10 minutes to tame her. I went back outside and all of her things were gone out of the car," Alexander said.

The Christmas gifts and an iPad were gone.  While the items can be eventually replaced, Alexander says losing the iPad is devastating.  It held photos of her mother who has passed away.

She says she's willing to pay to have the iPad returned, but she wants her community to do better.

"I just would like for people in our area to stop taking from each other, please. Yes, it's Christmas, get out there and work for it. I'm a single parent, I take care of this child by myself every day, I work every day. Can you all please stop taking from people," she pleaded.

According to Bessemer Police, there was a second theft from a car Wednesday night on the same street about three blocks away.

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