JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - As we head further into the holiday season, local police departments are ramping up their efforts to protect shoppers from crime.
Imagine having your Christmas presents stolen before they ever make it under the tree. That's exactly what happened to a number of people in Jacksonville.
The Jacksonville Police Department is trying to find a local Grinch after many residents had their Christmas presents stolen from their cars.
"It's really sad to see these moms and dads that have been out shopping all day... and they got home, and they were just too tired to pull the packages out, then they wake up the next morning and they're all gone," said April Kiser with the Jacksonville Police Department.