(CBS) SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - Several burglars seemingly had a change of heart after realizing they targeted a Southern California charity, CBS Los Angeles reports.
The thieves reportedly stole a number of computers from the Sexual Assault Services Center, based in San Bernardino. Hours later, however, the items were reportedly returned, along with a letter of apology.
According to the station, the center's executive director, Candy Stallings, received a call from her alarm company reporting suspicious activity at the non-profit, where abused women go to get help, but by the time police responded, the thieves were gone.
Police say six computers with hard drives, a lap top and a bag of valuables were missing.
Two hours later, Stallings reportedly received another call, this time from police, saying there was suspicious activity at the same address.
When Stallings returned to the center, she found a shopping cart filled with the stolen property, the station reports.
Along with the stolen property, was a written note that read: "We had no idea what we're taking. Here [sic] your stuff back. We hope that you guys can continue to make a difference in people's lives. God bless."
Stallings suggests the thieves may have had a change of heart when they discovered who they were stealing from.
"I think they know what they were doing," Stallings CBS Los Angeles. "I just don't think they knew who they were doing it to."