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Salvation Army thrift store hit by thieves

A non-profit agency that assists residents in need has been hit by thieves.

At about 1:56 a.m. Monday, someone entered the Salvation Army thrift shop on 24th Avenue and broke into an office.

"They stole an empty safe and dragged it across the floor and the parking lot," said David MacBain, community ministries director.

While nothing of significance was stolen, a costly mess has been left behind.

The thieves initially attempted to force the building's main doors open, causing damage to the frame. When they were unable to get in through the doors, they gained entry to the store by breaking a window.

The repair bill could be $5,000 if the door frame needs to be replaced.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Vernon RCMP.

 

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