British Columbia

Nanaimo police charge 2nd man after Christmas Day gift theft

RCMP say Axel Lambert, 21, of Nanaimo has been charged with break and enter.

Gifts were strewn down the street from the family's home but some items still missing

Some of the gifts, including two iPhones, Xbox games and gift cards, have yet to be found. (Shutterstock)

Police have arrested and charged a second man after wrapped gifts were taken from under a tree on Christmas morning at a home in Nanaimo, B.C.

RCMP say Axel Lambert, 21, of Nanaimo has been charged with break and enter.

Police said a husband and wife and their two boys, aged 10 and 14, were sleeping when the man heard a noise downstairs, then discovered the refrigerator door open, cupboards ransacked and gifts and stockings gone.

Officers found some open gifts strewn down the street from the family's home, but other items, such as two new iPhones, Xbox games and gift cards, haven't been found.

A witness told police that he saw two males running through the area.

Justin Feusse, 20, of no fixed address was charged with the same allegations last week.

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