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Repeat thieves have stopped stealing from non-profit

Thieves targeted this dumpster along with other areas of the Habitat for Humanity Re-store 11 times last month.
July 02, 2014 - 11:50 AM

KAMLOOPS – Thieves targeting the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store have temporarily stopped looting the organization’s donation bins for valuable metals.

“We’re still at status quo. We haven’t had any more thefts so that’s a good thing... maybe publicizing it helped deter the thieves,” executive director, Jan Lingford said in a phone interview.

The warehouse was hit 11 times the last month with dumpster divers grabbing thousands of dollars worth of aluminum, copper and steel scraps.

While Lingford and others can take comfort in the decline of thefts, the lost revenue from the thefts remains along with the added cost to invest in a security system.

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