Police investigating gifts stolen from Salvation Army

The Salvation Army in Newburgh had 60 wrapped gifts stolen on Friday evening that were meant to be given to underprivileged kids. Police say the building was open at the time of the burglary. They say

News 12 Staff

May 22, 2014, 7:23 PM

Updated 3,676 days ago

Share:

The Salvation Army in Newburgh had 60 wrapped gifts stolen on Friday evening that were meant to be given to underprivileged kids.
Police say the building was open at the time of the burglary. They say the receptionist had taken a quick bathroom break, giving the thief time to grab the packages and run.
The Salvation Army says the incident will not stop it from helping as many people as it possibly can. Many people are registered with the Salvation Army to receive donations of food and toys for the holiday season.
Because of the theft, the Salvation Army says it is in need of gifts for children under the age of 13. The gifts can be dropped off at 234 Van Ness St.
The theft comes at a time when the Salvation Army's demand for services has risen, but the collections from the charity's kettles are down from last year.
Police are asking anyone with information about who may have stolen the gifts to contact them at 845-561-3131.


More from News 12
1:51
STORM WATCH: Showers and storms for Friday evening in the Hudson Valley; sunny and mild Saturday

STORM WATCH: Showers and storms for Friday evening in the Hudson Valley; sunny and mild Saturday

LIVE BLOG: News 12 weather updates

LIVE BLOG: News 12 weather updates

LIVE RADAR: Track today's storms

LIVE RADAR: Track today's storms

1:26
Thunderbolt 12: Checking out the road conditions in Rockland County

Thunderbolt 12: Checking out the road conditions in Rockland County

1:47
EXCLUSIVE: News 12 uncovers police data that shows 19 children struck by vehicles in Ramapo in 6 months

EXCLUSIVE: News 12 uncovers police data that shows 19 children struck by vehicles in Ramapo in 6 months

1:28
Officials: 7 people injured, 13 families displaced in Yonkers fire

Officials: 7 people injured, 13 families displaced in Yonkers fire

0:33
Dutchess County Sheriff's Office: Connecticut man killed in Town of Dover crash

Dutchess County Sheriff's Office: Connecticut man killed in Town of Dover crash

1:03
PARENTS: Dutchess County children lost for 2 hours on nightmare bus ride home

PARENTS: Dutchess County children lost for 2 hours on nightmare bus ride home

1:35
Orange County billiard player wins national championship, first competitor from Hudson Valley to do so in 30 years

Orange County billiard player wins national championship, first competitor from Hudson Valley to do so in 30 years

0:46
Police: 1 killed, 2 injured in East Fishkill collision involving garbage truck

Police: 1 killed, 2 injured in East Fishkill collision involving garbage truck

0:23
Democratic Westchester DA candidate Adeel Mirza drops out of race

Democratic Westchester DA candidate Adeel Mirza drops out of race

2:19
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts provides summer entertainment in Katonah

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts provides summer entertainment in Katonah

0:41
Weather On The Road: Matt Hammer visits New York Boulders stadium

Weather On The Road: Matt Hammer visits New York Boulders stadium

2:33
Food Truck Friday: The Patty Wagon from Freddy's Restaurant in Pleasantville

Food Truck Friday: The Patty Wagon from Freddy's Restaurant in Pleasantville

Is your dad awesome? Hudson Valley tell us why your dad rocks!

Is your dad awesome? Hudson Valley tell us why your dad rocks!

0:19
Investigators probe vandalism incident at Pawling High School construction site

Investigators probe vandalism incident at Pawling High School construction site

0:18
New Windsor police: 25 businesses denied alcohol to decoys during underage sales enforcement detail

New Windsor police: 25 businesses denied alcohol to decoys during underage sales enforcement detail

2:14
Mount Vernon police respond to shooting on First Avenue and Third Street

Mount Vernon police respond to shooting on First Avenue and Third Street

1:46
Parents: Suffern High School students suspended, banned from prom after livestock senior prank

Parents: Suffern High School students suspended, banned from prom after livestock senior prank

1:51
John Oliver delivers kitchen equipment to cake bear makers as next LWT episode nears

John Oliver delivers kitchen equipment to cake bear makers as next LWT episode nears