Cash Donations Stolen From D.C. Salvation Army Site

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The Salvation Army says someone broke into one of its community centers in D.C. around 5:30 a.m. Sunday and stole at least $10,000 in donations collected through the charity’s Red Kettle Program.

Suspects broke into the administrative office of the Solomon G. Brown Corps Community Center in Southeast and stole several days of proceeds from the holiday Red Kettle donations, according to officials representing the charitable organization.

While a security guard confronted the suspect who had a knife, no one was injured in the confrontation.

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

D.C. police have released a video of the suspects entering the building, and urge anyone with information regarding the case to call 202-727-9099.

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