Christmas trees meant for charity stolen from lot
WEST ROXBURY, Mass. (WHDH) -- A Christmas crook is taking trees from a West Roxbury lot. And what makes it worse: the money raised from the tree sales is supposed to help local kids.
The profits go to Children's Hospital, but that didn't stop thieves from taking around 10 to 15 trees sometime overnight Friday.
“There's signs everywhere for Children’s Hospital, it’s advertised everywhere for Children’s Hospital, I did not think somebody was going to come and do something like this,” said Albert Todesca III, AJT Supplies.
They also broke into a shed and stole a radio, some holiday CD’s, and 20 tree stands.
“We found one of the Christmas CD’s that I had in the radio on the other side of the fence and all pine needles over there so we figured that they pulled the truck or something up on the other side of the fence, threw the trees in it, took the radio and ran,” said Todesca.
Loyal customers, who can choose trees from any lot, come to AJT Supplies every December; some to show their children this is truly a time for giving.
“We try to come here every year to support. Especially because we know it’s Children’s Hospital,” said Wendy Garcia, a customer.
Over the years, AJT Supplies has donated more than $15,000 to Children's Hospital. They'll cut another check this year, but with more than a dozen stolen trees, that check will be several hundred dollars less than it could be.