The Bensalem Police have arrested a potential Grinch for stealing items from peoples’ cars in the area near the Village at Newtown Shopping Center.

James McCarthy, 26. Image via Crimewatch

A multitude of car owners in Newtown reported items missing from their vehicles throughout December to local police. Sadly, even Christmas presents for friends and family were not safe from the thieving.

After a month long investigation, officers took James McCarthy, 26, into custody this past Wednesday. The Bensalem resident is facing multiple charges of theft.

Magisterial District Judge Michael Petrucci set bail at 10% of $50,000. McCarthy will remain in the Bucks County Correctional Facility until further action.