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Thieves target Salvation Army delivery trucks

Posted at 8:02 AM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 09:04:02-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Workers with the Salvation Army made an upsetting discovery.

Two people were caught on surveillance video stealing automotive parts from their delivery trucks.

The incident took place at the Salvation Army Family Store, surveillance cameras caught two people breaking in and were headed to the delivery trucks.

Cameras captured how one went under the trucks, took some parts, and drove away.

Members with the Salvation Army say this was very disappointing because these trucks were used to deliver protection personal equipment to first responders.

Captain Patrick Gesner says he knows how important PPE is to those in the medical field which is why the non-profit decided to rent two trucks and deliver these items, yet that comes with some cost.

“We definitely were not planning on having to rent two big trucks so we had to spend some money on that but we believe the community will help us out on that,” says Captain Patrick Gesner.

Staff says even though they were targeted by thieves they are not letting this small setback stop the non-profit from helping the community while making sure nurses and doctors are taken care of during this pandemic.

Staff with the Salvation Army say if you know anything about this incident to call the Corpus Christi Police Department at (361) 886-2600.

If you would like to make a cash donation you can head to the non-profit's headquarters at 521 Josephine Street.