13 Salvation Army Kettles Stolen At Gunpoint In NC

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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  • by debra Location: kinston on Dec 14, 2009 at 06:40 AM
    This is disgraceful !! May Karma bite them in the rear ten fold.
  • by Gun Owner Location: Washington on Dec 14, 2009 at 01:23 AM
    To Citizen's Watch, I have one better for you. A gun control policy that keeps the guns out of the criminal's hands. You commit a crime with a gun, you get the death penalty. It's just that simple.
  • by S Location: ENC on Dec 13, 2009 at 06:40 PM
    These scumbags are about as low as you get,But I would bet anything that they will truly get what they deserve...I believe in Karma...I've seen it happen too often....Hopefully this bunch will soon land either in prison or a cemetary.
  • by voter Location: nc on Dec 13, 2009 at 03:49 PM
    isn't it time to stop with the political correctness and post a full description of the perps? i really don't care which demographic is offended.
  • by Wait on Dec 13, 2009 at 02:50 PM
    People actually brought Bush and Obama into this thread about Salvation Army kettles being stolen? COME THE _____ ON!
  • by Citizen's Watch Location: Greenville on Dec 13, 2009 at 02:45 PM
    Change the law, 10 years for using a gun, 20 years if fired, life if someone is hurt. Florida has the law and it is posted on bill boards throughout the state. Add solitary confinement for first year in jail, no visitors.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Dec 13, 2009 at 08:13 AM
    Next year when I ring the bell I'll be carrying a concealed weapon.
  • by Rosebud Location: Lagrange on Dec 13, 2009 at 07:30 AM
    Stop with the Bush Obama card, they had nothing to do with this. Blame the slim balls, in my book they are lower tha snake poop, and it don't get any lower. This will come home to them 10 fold over.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 13, 2009 at 07:26 AM
    Thanks DK
  • by DK on Dec 13, 2009 at 07:20 AM
    To Missing the point! How hard is it to follow the pot of gold to the secret location? Not hard at all. Nothing is really secret. Not an inside job.
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