Habitat For Humanity Robberies


FAVORITE OF NINE DESIGNS BROUGHT TO THE TABLE. PLANS INCLUDE A NEW BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN CROSSING. TAKE A LOOK AT THESE. THIEVES STEALING FROM A LOCAL NON-PROFIT THAT SERVES LOW INCOME FAMILIES. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SAYS THEY HAVE BECOME A TARGET LOSING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN MATERIALS. CBS 13’S SHIRIN REJAEE WITH A LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE. Reporter: FROM TILES TO FAUCETS TO DOORS ARE BEING TAKEN FROM THIS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY STORE AND THEY HAVE BEEN HIT MULTIPLE TIMES SINCE OCTOBER. AND NOW IT IS ADDING UP. HITTING THEIR BOTTOM LINE AND IMPACTING THE COMMUNITY THEY ARE TRYING TO SERVE. SOMEONE ON THE CAMERA COMES ALONG THE SIDE, ALREADY IN OUR STORE AREA. Reporter: SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM THE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY STORE SHOWS THIEVES CARRYING OUT CASE AFTER CASE OF TILES THROUGH A FENCE. IT WAS CASES OF TILE IN THE BOX. FULL PALLET. NEW TILE IN THE CASE. THE STORE RELIES ON RESELLING DONATED MATERIALS IN ORDER TO FUND THE BUILDING OF HOMES FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES WHO QUALIFY. ADDED UP TO THE THOUSAND. FOR EVERY DOLLAR WE DON’T GENERATE THAT IS ONE LESS THING WE CAN PUT IN THE HOME. THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SAID TILES, CABINETS, FAUCETS, TOOLS ARE BEING STOLEN. I THINK THAT IS HORRIBLE THAT PEOPLE ARE STEALING FROM THE STORE BECAUSE IT HELPS FAMILIES ALL AROUND THE COMMUNITY SUCH AS MY FAMILY. Reporter: SHE A SINGLE MOTHER OF THREE, ONE OF THE LUCKY RECIPIENTS OF A NEW HOME. WE WERE STRUGGLING SO I AM VERY THANKFUL HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HELPED US. Reporter: AS QUIRED THROUGH THE PROGRAM SHE PUT IN HUNDREDS OF HOURS OF LOVE TO HELP BUILD THE HOME. WE HELPED BUILD THIS AREA. IT WILL BE EXCITING FOR ME AND MY FAMILY. Reporter: THIS IS HER FOUNDATION. BUT SHE IS WORRIED IF THE THEFTS CONTINUE, OTHER FAMILIES IN HER COMMUNITY WHO ARE ALSO IN NEED WON’T BE AS FORTUNATE AS HER. YOU ARE NOT JUST IMPACTING A STORE, YOU ARE IMPACTING THE PEOPLE WE SERVE. Reporter: SINCE THE INCIDENTS STARTED THE STORE ADDED CAMERAS, NEW LOCKS BUT THEY ARE ASKING FOR HELP IN IDENTIFYING THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE.

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