A North Richland Hills heart for victims of home violence and households in want was burglarized, the group chief and police say.
The Battered Ladies’s Basis situated on Willman Ave. in North Richland Hills serves about 2,000 folks, in response to govt director Angie Wehrer. Surveillance cameras caught a person rummaging by their facility round 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.
“We’re nonetheless doing a whole stock of what’s lacking however as of proper now,” Wehrer stated. “They’ve taken clothes, they’ve taken instruments, they’ve taken meals. They’ve taken principally something that was sufficiently small that they may.”
Wehrer stated the thief additionally received away with further safety cameras that have been meant to be put in on Wednesday.
“With out sufficient meals, with out sufficient clothes and stuff, we now have to exit and buy issues that everybody may have. I can’t have somebody come up and say, I’m hungry, I’m chilly…and never have something to present them,” she stated.
Elements of the ability have been underneath development for months. Wehrer stated when her development crews completed their work on Monday night, it’s potential they forgot to lock a door.
“A gust of wind got here by in our storms and blew our very again warehouse door open,” she stated.
Carissa Katekaru with the North Richland Hills Police Division confirmed they’re investigating the housebreaking and the suspect entered the ability by an unsecured door, although it’s unclear whether or not it was blown open by Monday evening’s storms.
“At this level within the investigation, we now have no cause to consider there’s anybody else concerned,” Katekaru stated Tuesday. “We’d prefer to remind the general public that should you see one thing, say one thing. In case you’re out and about and one thing doesn’t look proper, simply give us a name.”
Wehrer stated she will’t perceive why somebody would steal from their basis, given how keen they’re to assist folks in want.
“In case you simply wanted meals, should you wanted garments, you could possibly have got here right here and knocked on our door, left a word on our door and stated ‘pay attention, that is the way you come up with me,’” she stated. “If these folks actually, really wanted, don’t they understand they’re taking it from different individuals who really want it as nicely?”
The muse is at all times financial donations or clothes and meals, she added.
Anybody with data is urged to contact North Richland Hills police.