Sep 5, 2013 at 2:28 pm
ST. CLOUD (KNSI) - Several thousand dollars' worth of tools have been stolen from a Habitat for Humanity work site in St. Cloud.
Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity tells KNSI over $2,600 worth of drills, saws, hand tools, and various other power tools were discovered to be missing from the equipment trailer at the Women Build project site, located at 445 19 1/2 Ave North, on August 20th.
Habitat for Humanity says this isn't the first report of theft from one of their sites.
In early May, the organization’s supply shed located behind their office was also broken into. They say no valuable items were taken.
Habitat for Humanity says they're now looking into affordable security improvements.
“We had to scramble to find tools to keep the project going and we are so thankful to one of our contractors—Handy Joe’s—who came through for us,” reports Bruce Johnson, Executive Director of CMHFH. “Sadly, we keep insurance costs down by carrying a large deductible, so we’ll have to replace the tools out of our own pocket.”
There are no suspects at this time. Anyone with information on the stolen tools is asked to contact CMHFH or St. Cloud Police.
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