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Both of Titusville couple's vehicles stolen from driveway

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Ken and Judy Decker had an unlikely conversation after they opened their front door and looked outside Christmas morning.

"He said, 'Honey, your truck's gone,'" Judy Decker said.

"She came outside and said, 'Well, don't feel bad. Yours is gone, too,'" Ken Decker added.

"Yeah, both of them were stolen."

On a day they planned to celebrate with gift-giving, the Titusville couple spent the morning documenting what was taken from them.

Judy Decker's red 2005 Ford Explorer was stolen right from the driveway of their home on Eden Circle South.

It didn't take long for her to come out and realize that not only had her car had been stolen, but her husband's silver 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe had also been taken.

"I even went around the corner thinking somebody parked them around the side of the house as a joke," Judy said. "But no, it's gone."

Concerned about a rise in crime one street over, the Deckers said they locked both vehicles last night and armed the factory alarms. They said no one else has copies of their keys, leaving them to think Christmas car thieves are likely responsible.

"Both vehicles were gone. And I'm standing in the middle of the driveway, empty. It was devastating," Judy said.

"When she saw her vehicle gone, and then my vehicle gone, she just cried," Ken said. "We can't deliver our relatives Christmas presents or anything. Or go anywhere."

So a neighbor who lives across the street gave them the keys to his Honda to use until police either find the stolen vehicles or insurance replaces them.

"It's a blessing that they are so generous and kind and considerate, but it's not a surprise," Judy said.

"We've got good neighbors here that watch out for each other," Ken said.

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