Employees: Salvation army store robbed overnight

POSTED: 6:37 PM Jun 07 2013
Salvation Army
KINSTON, LENOIR COUNTY -

A local Salvation Army store is out some cash after employees say it was robbed.

It happened sometime Thursday night at the Salvation Army Thrift Store on Boy Scout Boulevard in Kinston.

Major Milton Wood said someone broke into the store and stole a safe out of the office. The safe had $200 cash in it.

“It breaks our heart that someone would do that to us,” Wood said.

Wood said the safe weighed about 400 pounds, and was attached to a desk. He said the robber somehow broke part of the desk off, and used a flatbed to roll it out of the store.

One customer who didn’t want to be identified gave her reaction to the robbery.

“I think it's awful because the salvation army is here to help people.”

Wood said the store has surveillance cameras, but they were disconnected Thursday for construction.

The store reopened to customers Friday afternoon.

Wood said the Kinston Police Department was at the store early Friday morning to investigate.