Thieves target Salvation Army in Jackson again - - Jackson, MS

Thieves target Salvation Army in Jackson again

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Thieves have made off with dozens of items from the Salvation Army Donation Center on Presto Lane in Jackson again.

Salvation Army officials and even those who shop at the thrift store are shocked and sadden to hear that people would be stealing from organization that does so much good in the community.

“Sunday, we had a man in a Murano drive up and start taking what he wanted,” said Director of Communications Erin Campbell.

The surveillance video from Salvation Army officials also shows an employee run out to the man's vehicle after spotting the crime happening before his eyes.

“She saw it on the camera footage, someone was taking it, so she walked over and was nearly hit by the perpetrator. He got away, but she took a picture of the tag number," added Campbell.

Easter weekend, surveillance video shows two men and women also steal from the center getting hundreds of dollars’ worth of stuff.

Folks who support the Salvation Army are confused and concerned why anyone would want to keep targeting an organization that is here to aid the community.

“I was disappointed. They need to be prosecuted,” said a a Salvation Army customer.

“The Salvation Army is here for anyone who needs help and you steal from them,” said another Salvation Army customer.

As police continue to search for clues, the Salvation Army has stepped up security and the organization is hoping the thieves are caught before they strike again.

“I think it is important as we come together as a community and end this, we can end this. If they need help all they have to do is ask,” said Campbell.

Salvation Army officials said the two thefts are not related. The licenses tag number of the vehicle from theft Sunday is L584D. If you have any information that can help, please call Jackson Police.

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