A great-grandfather who puts on a fantastic Christmas lights display at his house every year woke up to find two of his large decorations had been stolen on Sunday.
The 3ft high Father Christmas and snowman figures were taken from Colin and Sylvia May Guest’s garden in Arundel Road , Luton, overnight.
Mr Guest, 69, said his grandson walked past the house at about 4am and everything was still there, so
the Christmas thieves must have struck between 4am and 8am.
Mr Guest said: “My wife and I have been doing this display for about 15 years. All the children in the road love them. My grandchildren grew up with them and now my great-grandchildren are enjoying them too. It’s just so annoying. You go to all this trouble them someone spoils it. It’s really not in the Christmas spirit.”
Mr Guest bought the figures from his friend who has since passed away and said they are all he has left to remind him of his friend.
He said: “The figures have concrete bases and are very heavy to carry so whoever took them can’t have gone far.
“I would really like them back, I haven’t told the police because they have enough to do without worrying about looking for a pair of plastic Christmas characters.”
People from all over the town drive past Mr Guest’s house to see the lights. He said: “Just the other day a little girl knocked on the door and asked if it was Santa Claus’ house. I said ‘He doesn’t live here, but on Christmas Eve when he flies over in his sleigh, he sees my lights and he knows he is in Luton.”
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