Thieves Steal Toys Belonging to Woman’s Baby Who Died

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A mother pleaded for help Thursday as she searched for her purse, stolen from a gym in Murrieta, that contained baby toys she kept as a reminder of her son, who died last year.


Ashley Norris’ son Timothy seen in a family photo.

Ashley Norris’ son Timothy died of a medical condition called RSV.

“I don’t have him, I just have his toys,” a teary-eyed Norris said.

Now, those are gone too after she said someone cut the hinges off of her gym locker at an L.A. Fitness in Murrieta and stole her purse on March 31.

“I don’t care about the purse, I don’t care about the social security card, I don’t care about anything else, I want the toys,” Norris said.

Police have released surveillance video that showed a man and a woman the believe were connected to the theft.

In the surveillance images, the man and woman were allegedly attempting to use Norris’ credit cards at a Shell gas station and a Footlocker in Temecula.

The man in the video was described as Hispanic, in his 40s, about 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing about 250 pounds with a thick mustache and goatee.


Police were searching for a man and a woman who allegedly attempted to use Ashley Norris’ stolen credit cards. (Credit: Murrieta Police Department)

The woman appeared to be in her 30s, 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing about 140 pounds with long brown hair and brown eyes, according to police.

They were driving a white four-door Dodge Avenger, police said.

Norris had a warning for whoever has her baby’s toys. “My child is working behind the scenes to find you,” she said.

Norris asked that anyone who may have or find her purse with the toys drop them off at the L.A. Fitness or send them in anonymously.

KTLA’s Kimberly Cheng, Anthony Kurzweil and Kennedy Ryan contributed to this report.