Cash donations stolen from DC Salvation Army site

12:56 PM, Dec 1, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Salvation Army says someone broke into one of its community centers in Washington and stole donations collected through the charity's Red Kettle Program.

The Salvation Army says in a statement that the Solomon G. Brown Corps Community Center was burglarized at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday. The charity says a suspect broke into the administrative office and stole several days of proceeds from the Red Kettle donations.

The Salvation Army says a security guard confronted the suspect who drew a knife. No one was injured.

Maj. Lewis Reckline, commander of the Salvation Army National Capital Area Command, says officials hope the money taken will be returned. He says the funds were donated to help local families who are struggling in southeast Washington.


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