Authorities say robbers stole 13 Salvation Army kettles at gunpoint, apparently following a kettle collector to the undisclosed place where the charity counts the money it collects.
Salvation Army officials say two men with bandanas around their faces and guns in their hands ordered three of the charity's workers in Charlotte to the ground Friday night, making off with $4,000 in donations in 13 of the iconic red kettles.
The charity keeps the location where it counts its money secret for security, leading officials to believe one of the employees was followed after collecting some kettles.
The Salvation Army says people can help make up for the stolen money by drooping an extra donation in the next red kettle they see or by sending a check to the charity.
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