J'nelle AgeeDec 2, 2017, 11:43 amDec 4, 2017, 1:53 pm

Yorktown Love in Action seeks community donations after warehouse burglary

Thieves caught on cameras stealing thousands of dollars, and gifts

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS — Two burglars broke into Yorktown Love in Action last week stealing thousands of dollars and gifts from the warehouse.

The two suspects were caught on security camera footage stealing items that would help families in the Westchester and Putnam communities during the holiday season.

The footage shows two thieves scrummaging around for approximately an hour.

Yorktown Love in Action helps members of the Lower Hudson Valley who need temporary assistance due to unforeseen life events, like loss of job, natural disasters, and sickness or death of family member.

The group also helps supply gifts for Christmas.

Yorktown Love in Action owner and founder, Donna Simone, says she's devastated by the burglary, but she's moving forward to help the families that depend on her.

"It's really a very, very safe neighborhood so this is very upsetting, I don't know why this happened. What I had said previously to my sister, 'You don't ever want to be robbed.' But I'm praying that these guys that did this — guys, women, I don't know what they were, these two thieves — that they needed the money for their own families," says Simone.

The charity is currently accepting donations so they can continue serving families in need of assistance throughout the holiday season and in the future.

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