Cameras aim to stop thefts

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen “We had to find a way to stop the thefts of these donations and the best way was to install security cameras,” May said.On Sunday night, cameras caught a man stealing donations from outside the center, and a report has been made to the Troy Police Department.“The camera caught a middle-aged, white male taking donations that had been left outside the store,” May said. “He was driving a white, Dodge Dakota extended cab truck with an Alabama emblem on the right door. And, the right front bumper was bent.” By Jaine Treadwell Cameras aim to stop thefts You Might Like Looking Back: Bullard recalls ‘Troy Maid’ treats Even before she opened the door of Troy Maid Bakery, Karen Bullard could smell the sweet aroma of bread baking… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author May said all donations to the Salvation Army are used to help people here at home.“The Salvation Army is here to help friends and neighbors, but some people don’t seem to care anybody except themselves,” she said. “They think because something was donated to the Service Center, we should give it to them.”To illustrate, May said a man came in to inquire about a bicycle that had been donated to the center.“The bicycle was in very good condition,” May said.“I had put $8 on it and the man wanted it for $5. I told him I was sure I could get $8 for it and his response was that he should have just taken it when he saw it sitting outside the store. That’s the kind of attitude some people have.”The Salvation Army operates with funding from United Way, monetary donations and contributions, donations to the Service Center, Thrift Shop sales and fundraising efforts. Skip By Secrets Revealed Published 3:00 am Thursday, September 18, 2014 Latest Stories The local Salvation Army is turning to video surveillance cameras to help thwart thieves, said director Kim May.“We’ve had outside security cameras installed because we have a lot of donations left outside the door at times when we are closed,” May said. “People often have items to donate and need to bring them to the Salvation Army Service Center after hours. We greatly need and appreciate those donations. But, there are some people who undoubtedly think since the items are donated, they can just come by and take them.”May said taking the donations that are left outside the building on weekends and at night is stealing and is taking money from those the Salvation Army is trying to help. Sponsored Content This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article May said the license number of the truck was not visible to the camera but enough identifying evidence exists to locate and man and hold him accountable.“We don’t know his name yet but feel confident that someone will identify him,” May said.Anyone with any information about the theft is encouraged to call the TPD or the secret witness line with that information.“And, it’s not just thefts,” May said. “Some people open the bags, take what they want and leave the rest scattered all over the streets. Others will grab the bags and take them off to go through them. They will keep what they want and bring the rest back. It’s just unbelievable what some people will do.”Messenger Photo / April  GaronThe Salvation Army location on S. Brundidge Street has installed security cameras to address recent thefts of items left for donation. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more