Burglar Steals $300 Worth Of Candy During Break-In At Little League Field

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Courtdale, Luzerne County – A restocking of the fridge was in order Monday after someone broke into the concession stand at the West Side Little League field in Courtdale, sometime Saturday night.

Little League President Brian Dubaskas told Eyewitness News that he believes someone came in through a window and got away with about $300 dollars worth of candy.

Dubaskas said the candy is normally sold to help make money for the league.

Dubaskas said the burglar also got away with about $75 in cash.
   
Dubaskas told Eyewitness News that than 200 hundred children use the field every week. He said the lost revenue could have gone way to helping them out.

“Each uniform costs anywhere between $50 and $75,” he said. “When you add in the hats and shirts and numbers that’s one team that we could pay for uniforms. Now we’ll have to figure out a way to recover the lost revenue.”

Eric Fisher, the Vice President of West Side Little League said he doesn’t know who steals from a little leage.

“You want to say it was probably kids,” he told Eyweitness News. “Hopefully it wasn’t adults.”

Fisher said he was also disgusted when he learned about the burglary.

“If it was adults that’s pretty low to steal off of kids,” Fisher told Eyewitness News.

Eyewitness News found kids using the field on Monday.

Dubaskas said he’s still having troubles processing the whole situation.

“Maybe these kids needed it,” he said, in reference to the money that was stolen. “I don’t know. I hope they don’t go and buy drugs with it or sell it or do whatever. I hope they really needed the money.”

A neighbor told police they saw a Ford Ranger in the area of the field on Saturday night.

If you have information about the break-in you’re asked to call police.

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