Burglary at DC Salvation Army office, money stolen
WASHINGTON, DC -
A suspect broke into a Salvation Army office in SE, DC early this morning and stole money collected through their Red Kettle Program.
The break in happened around 5:00am at the Salvation Army Solomon G. Brown Corps Community Center at 2300 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue in SE, DC. A security guard confronted the suspect, but the suspect pulled a knife and left with a substantial amount of cash
DC Police are investigating.
Major Lewis Reckline, Commander of The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command released the following statement:
The Salvation Army is grateful the on-duty security officer at Solomon G. Brown was unharmed during this incident.
We are praying for the suspect(s) involved. We hope all of the money taken will bereturned. These were funds donated by the community to help locally struggling families who reside in Southeast D.C.
The Salvation Army is continuing to cooperate fully with D.C. Police during the investigation. We are asking for the community’s prayers during this time.
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