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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A mystery man has replaced a young boy's piggy bank that was stolen during a recent rash of break-ins in Henrico County's East End.

Victims said the thief grabbed anything that could be pawned. But when he hit a home on Traverse Road, one viewer would so peeved by what the crook stole, he decided to replace it.

“I wish he never did it,” six-year-old Braxton said.

Lindsey and Braxton Lawrence

Lindsey and Braxton Lawrence

Lindsey Lawrence, Braxton’s mother, said the robber ransacked their home.

"The house had been gone through very thoroughly, pretty much every drawer, closet, everything," she said.

Police arrested Chris Casserly and charged him with misdemeanors and felonies in connection with the thefts.

Braxton’s new Spiderman piggy bank

Braxton’s new Spiderman piggy bank

“They worked well with us in this case, and they were open with us on the whole investigation, and the detective, I talked with him on a daily basis for a while there about different things," Lawrence said. "They kept us in the loop, which was comforting."

The crime struck a nerve with one CBS 6 viewer when he learned the boy's piggy bank was stolen during the break-in, he took action.

Chris Casserly (SOURCE: Henrico County Police)

Chris Casserly (SOURCE: Henrico County Police)

“I have no idea who they are, they dropped it off at a Food Lion," Lawrence explained. "They left it at the customer service area and then sent a text and told me who I needed to speak with and how I needed to pick it up. To this day I have no idea who it is."

Officers said their investigation into the thefts is ongoing and more charges could be pending.

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