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Officers bring joy to family burglarized just before Christmas

HOUSTON – A Southwest side family whose home was recently burglarized will have a brighter Christmas this year, all thanks to a group of Houston police officers.

Theives broke into Lolita Guillory's home on Tuesday off Leawood Boulavard when she and her nephew were out running errands.

Once inside, the family says the crooks stole thousands in jewelry, an iPad and even several Christmas gifts before they got away.

But the officers who came out to investigate the crime were so touched by the family, they came back the next day.

With a help of other officers from the Westside Substation, they chipped in and presented the family with a Walmart gift card worth a couple hundred bucks.

While it won't replace all that was stolen, the family says it's definitely brightened their spirits.

"They took our negative Christmas that the thieves stole and turned it into a happy, positive Christmas. I thank them so, so very much," Guillory said.

The family believes the thieves may have cased the place before breaking in.

Police are still investigating the crime.