Police were called after callous thieves preyed on a 6-year-old at Discovery Bay’s Flea Market on Sunday.
A Discovery Bay resident posted on DB Mums yesterday to express her dismay that her son was the victim of the crime at such a young age.
The mother said her sons had been working hard to sell old toys to collect money for a computer game when the theft occurred about 1.30pm.
The thief appeared to have removed a bag from her son’s body containing money from items he had sold.
The woman said police came and watched CCTV with her husband but it was not possible to see the theft as it occurred.
The post generated a flood of support, with many Discovery Bay residents offering to donate money to her son to make up for his loss.