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LORAIN, Ohio -- The Grinch stole Christmas from several families in Lorain.

According to police reports, at least five break-ins or attempted break-ins were reported on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

"Our front door was wide open, so was our side door," said Danyell Franklin, of Reid Avenue.

The Franklin family said they came home Christmas Eve night from visiting family.

Instead of Santa, they got a visit from the Grinch.

"I knew this sort of thing happened, I just never thought it would happen to us," said Richard Franklin, the father.

"It made me really sad because I couldn't play anymore video games for the rest of the day," added Jaelynn, the daughter.

The Franklins say their Xbox 360, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" DVD, and a 32-inch flat screen TV were stolen.

"I just started shaking, I was really scared. I'm nine months pregnant, I wasn't able to sleep that night. It's just terrible," said Danyell.

According to police reports, thefts of electronics, toys and Christmas presents from cars and homes were reported over the holiday, but there's no indication of who the Grinch is.

"The TV, the Xbox is replaceable. But the sense of security in my home is harder to replace," said Danyell.