In an unfortunate ending to an already tumultuous year, an Ontario family has had their Christmas presents stolen right out from under their tree.

The theft took place on the morning of December 2 in a ground-floor apartment on Confederation Dr. 

The news comes out of St. Thomas Police Services who posted a release on the theft Tuesday afternoon.

They claim that the thief broke in through the patio door and then went on to steal Christmas presents out from under the tree.

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Residents were not home when the thief entered through the patio door stealing several boxed and wrapped Christmas gifts from under the tree. St. Thomas Police Services

The residents of the home were not home at the time of the theft, police say.

Thefts have been occurring all over the province recently.

Last month, a poppy box, including all of the donations within, was stolen from a grocery store before Remembrance Day.

St. Thomas Police Services are still investigating the theft of the Christmas presents and asks anyone with additional information to contact them.