Crooks steal from 5-year-old with brain cancer – Watch

Updated: December 19, 2014
Crooks steal from 5-year-old with brain cancer - Watch

Crooks Steal From 5-Year-Old Cancer Patient, Christmas presents that had been given to a 5-year-old St. Louis boy with brain cancer were stolen from his family’s apartment Wednesday.

They’re accused of busting down the home’s door and taking donated items from the child’s room in an apartment in north St. Louis. Police say two televisions, a Play Station 4 and some new games were stolen.

The mom is a single parent trying to make ends meet between chemotherapy treatments and giving her sons a good Christmas.

8 months ago doctors found a brain tumor and 5 year old Kamareon was diagnosed with brain cancer. Since then life hasn’t been easy for Quinetta Smith and her family.

“I’m struggling with taking care of my sick child that’s fighting for his life,” she says.

Wednesday afternoon someone broke into their apartment.

“Came back to my house being, the door being kicked in open and the stuff being gone,” she explains.

The burglars didn’t touch a mountain of Christmas presents sitting on the living room floor, but instead headed straight to the bedrooms snatching a gaming console, games and two televisions. One was a Smart TV in Kamareon’s room and it was brand new! A Christmas present in fact from a hospital organization that is helping the family.

“They adopted him and brought him multiple gifts and things for him to have a good Christmas and the one thing that he likes to do, watch TV his TV is gone,” says the mom.

Kamareon’s life revolves around his health and chemotherapy treatments every Thursday.

“He’s a normal kid but at the same time I have to be careful with him just because he has a brain tumor,” she says.

Smith says they have to move on and try to have a good Christmas.

“We have a very supportive family so I won’t say it’s ruined but for me to have to live here and to continue not to be able to leave my house my kids Christmas stuff can’t stay here,” she says.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.