Thieves Steal Christmas Toys From Community Center

Gifts donated by Toys for Tots were stolen.

— -- After hundreds of children's Christmas presents were stolen from a Pittsburgh community center, residents and businesses in the area immediately stepped in to help.

"It's disgusting," Pittsburgh Police Zone 5 Cmdr. Jason Lando told ABC News affiliate WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh. "We never condone theft of any kind but three days before Christmas and you're stealing from little kids?"

As officers investigated the burglary, they also took inventory of the stolen gifts. The police went to the public for help, asking them to drop off gift cards at the police station so officers could buy gifts to replenish the donations in time.

By Tuesday afternoon, police said they had plenty of donations. Toys For Tots also provided a $10,000 donation to replenish toys, police said.

"There has been an amazing response from the public," the police said. "No more donations are required."