2 Salvation Army red kettles stolen in Hayward

December 19, 2014

HAYWARD Two Salvation Army red kettles have been stolen in Hayward in recent weeks.

The Salvation Army says one of the kettles contained an estimated $400.

WDIO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/16wMMCn ) the most recent theft happened Wednesday at Walgreen's. Sawyer County Salvation Army director Debbie Huebner says surveillance video shows someone grabbed the kettle's stand and put the whole structure into the back of a vehicle.

Huebner says that kettle had been emptied right before the theft. But a few weeks ago, a thief cut a cable to steal a kettle from Walmart. Huebner estimated it contained $300 to $400.

The thefts leave the Sawyer County chapter with only three collection stands left to collect donations in the week before Christmas.

 


Associated Press