COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Thieves stole a package from the front door of a northern Idaho home containing a blanket knit by a woman for her granddaughter, and later they returned the empty package, the family said.

The package containing the handmade blanket was delivered to the Coeur d’Alene home on Saturday while the Clements family was away, the Coeur d’Alene Press reported .

When the family returned home, the package was gone, Nate Clements said. He said his mother made the blanket for his 7-year-old daughter Josslyn.

“My mom lives in Texas and has only been able to come up and see her granddaughter twice,” Clements said. “Missing her more than the world, she handmade her a special blanket.”

Later that day, the family left the home again. Clements said when they returned home, the open package decorated with hand-drawn hearts was waiting for them but the blanket was missing.

“As you can assume my daughter was heartbroken and full of tears,” Clements said. “Not only is she afraid someone is going to break into our home, she is heartbroken that the handmade blanket from her grandma was stolen.”


Information from: Coeur d’Alene Press, http://www.cdapress.com

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