Heartless thieves steal Haiti cash

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Heartless thieves steal Haiti cash

Robbers broke into a the premises of the Red Cross in Laholm, western Sweden, and made a swift exit with the safe containing around 20,000 kronor ($2,762) collected for earthquake victims in Haiti.


Staff noticed something untoward on arriving at work on Friday morning. An outer door at the back of the building had been forced open.

”Its just terrible that people can do such a thing,” said Nadzija Sabovic, manager of the Kupan Red Cross shop, to newspaper Hallandsposten.

The safe wasn’t especially big or heavy but it was securely bolted down. Still, it was clearly no match for the thieves who managed to break it free and take it with them.

They also got away with a pair of spare keys to other Red Cross offices and shops in the local area.

The contents of the safe included a week’s worth of donations to the Haiti fund and a few collection boxes.

“I hope they get no satisfaction whatsoever from the money,” added Nadzija Sabovic.

Red Cross staff in Laholm will be looking into reviewing their security measures, as it’s the second burglary in as many weeks at the property.

On a previous occasion, an intruder broke in through a back window, rummaged through cupboards and boxes, but left empty-handed.


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