Thief caught on camera stealing package full of deceased son's t-shirts in Edison

EDISON, N.J. (WABC) -- A family in New Jersey is heartbroken after someone stole an irreplaceable package from their front porch in Edison.

A heartless thief was seen on surveillance video calmly walking up to the door carrying a pillow and then stealing the memories of a beloved son.

This insensitive act has angered many because the culprit took memory quilts made by a mother to remember her son who died a year ago.

"I just want them back, that's all we have really are his memories and some of his things," said Karen Delmonaco, Robert Delmonaco's mother.

The quilts made of her son's t-shirts were supposed to be Christmas presents and were sent to a company to be stitched together.

Karen was happy and ready to receive the package, but is now upset that her son's lasting possessions have been taken.

"What are you going to do with 90 t-shirts? You know it's something that you can just keep in one place and just have different memories from each shirt when you look at them, and hopefully you know, have good memories," Karen said.

Robert Delmonaco was in the 102nd Calvary, an honor student, graduate of Valley Forge Military College, until his life ended.

His family is hoping that the thief will realize the quilts are special to this family only and return these cherished memories.

"We can't replace that, that's just something that I would really like my children to have," Karen said.

The thief had scoped out this neighborhood before stealing this precious package.

Now a reward is being offered to get it back.
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