DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police in Montour County need your help identifying two suspects they say were involved in a burglary and several car thefts.
It happened Tuesday morning starting at a non-profit organization that helps those who are less fortunate.
“I can’t believe someone would steal from a charity,” said Carin Warton, Executive Director, Good Samaritan Mission.
Overnight Tuesday, the Good Samaritan Mission was broken into and ransacked.
“And everything was turned upside down,” said Wharton.
The mission’s donation box was broken into and roughly $400 was stolen. Another $150 was taken from a locked petty cash box.
Carin Wharton, the mission’s Executive Director says she’s disgusted over it.
“Money that was stolen that we rely on to keep our programs running, our free programs running. The people could have easily come in and asked for help,” explained Wharton.
The suspects also took a chrome book, costume jewelry, clothing and 15 to 20 bags of hygiene kits.
Danville Police say around the same time the mission was broken into, two people were caught on camera around the corner on lower Mulberry Street attempting to break into vehicles.
Police say the suspects entered an unknown number of unlocked vehicles and took various items and money.
Danville Police are looking to question them for both the car thefts and break-ins at the mission and police are asking residents to lock their vehicles.
In the meantime, the Good Samaritan Mission is looking into getting security cameras installed.
Wharton says the mission has been flooded with calls from the community asking how they can help and by Wednesday afternoon, cars were lined up with donations to drop off. Including cash donations to help the mission start over again.
“Lucky, I feel lucky that there’s people like that in the community I feel blessed very blessed that they just want to help”
If you have information on the suspects you’re asked to call Danville Police at 570-275-2101