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Thieves steal Habitat for Humanity trailer, equipment

Posted: 4:15 PM, Jan 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-17 18:51:45-05

 

Thieves have delayed progress on three local Habitat for Humanity Projects.

A utility trailer full of tools and equipment needed for the projects was stolen from the Habitat Restore on Lipan Street Tuesday.

Surveillance video shows a white or light-colored SUV pull into a fenced-off area of the store, where thieves broke a lock on one trailer and stole equipment volunteers use in their building projects.

The thieves also took a trailer that Habitat for Humanity purchased back in November.

Habitat says the total monetary loss is about $15,000, but the loss to families who had been working on their homes is much greater.  The theft will delay work on their homes as well as other upcoming projects.