Building materials stolen from Habitat for Humanity construction site


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A day after Habitat for Humanity volunteers showed up to help build homes in South Sacramento, thieves broke into the job site and stole $6,300 of materials.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento Released surveillance footage of the theft on his Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon.

In the two-minute video, two people in construction gear are seen breaking the locks on Habitat for Humanity’s Mandolin Estates project site around 7 a.m. They then loaded the materials onto a trailer and another truck with two other people.

Habitat for Humanity said a police report has been filed and asked viewers of the video to provide information to the Sacramento Police Department.

The yard is a development of 13 houses for a project called women build, which includes 550 women volunteers who build houses for low-income women.

In a press release, the nonprofit said it lost nearly $30,000 over the past year despite hiring a security company. According to the association, the theft at the construction site occurs nine days after a Habitat for Humanity truck was stolen.

The nonprofit said the truck is the primary vehicle for its Neighborhood Revitalization Program, which helps repair the homes of seniors, veterans and low-income families to help them avoid the displacements.

According to the association, the thieves who stole the truck allegedly cut the ignition wiring system, cut the battery cables to stop the alarm and stole the catalytic converter. The organization said repairs to the truck cost about $4,300.

As a non-profit organization that works hard to maximize every resource and every dollar donated to provide much-needed affordable housing for low-income single mothers, families, seniors and veterans, we are heartbroken to see this deliberate and coordinated theft of necessary construction materials from our construction site. .

Leah Miller, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Greater Sacramento


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