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Thieves in Cheney steal from 3-year-old and her grandma

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CHENEY, Wash. -

A 3-year-old girl in Cheney has been forced to learn a tough lesson. Someone stole her birthday present from her garden and they stole from her grandmother too.

Gracie loves to be outside and play in the front yard but there's one area that she has thought about a lot. "It was right here. They come and took it," she said. Gracie had a fairy garden that was given to her. It was a little plastic purple house that sat in the yard. "There was a plastic fairy that’s kind of reclining with the wings and then the rest of her fairy garden had white wire fencing. There's also the mushroom that's pretty decent sized that lights up," said Dana Casper, Gracie’s grandmother. Whoever took that mushroom, decided to leave behind the others that are in the yard.

Casper says that wasn't the only thing taken from her property. "Came home from work and walked up to the door and I noticed that all of my gnomes were missing from the rock," said Casper. It was a Mother's Day present given to her. Casper says this has never happened in the four years she's lived in her quiet neighborhood. “Frustrated and surprised and anxious," she said. 

Casper says it’s unnerving that the rock where the gnomes were taken are just a few feet away from the front door. "If someone is going to come up to my door, then what's to say they are not going to go farther and  go into the house. This is small time stuff but it builds up and this could be the learning baby steps for a master thief later on down the road,” said Casper.

Casper says Gracie doesn't sleep well at night after what happened. "She worries that someone else is going to come and take the rest of her stuff and we try not to remind her that they are missing and someone came into our yard because that's pretty scary for her," she said.

“It makes us very sad when they took our things. I’m hoping it comes back," said Gracie.

Casper says she just wants the thieves to bring back what they took. 

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