NANAIMO, B.C. - Police say grinches broke into a home in Nanaimo, B.C., on Christmas morning and stole “gifts and memories.”

RCMP say the thieves entered the house on Stonewater Drive around 3 a.m. and took several “nicely wrapped gifts,” as well as stockings hanging in the living room.

They say the suspects entered the house through an unlocked kitchen window and left through the front door.

A witness told police he saw two males running through the neighbourhood, but did not provide a description.

Officers found discarded wrapping and several gifts in the vicinity, but weren't able to locate the suspect.

Some of the items taken included two iPhones, as well as several video games, clothing and gift cards.