Police investigate Animal Charity break-in

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN_ – Boardman Police are looking for the suspect that broke into the Animal Charity Humane Society van.

When agents arrived at the shelter on Sunday morning, they noticed the driver’s side window had been busted. The van was ransacked and more than $1,500 worth of property was stolen, including a laptop computer and two digital cameras.

Surveillance cameras captured an individual scoping the van out early Saturday morning, as well as the crime as it was committed. Agents said the suspect looks like the same person who was on the property yesterday.

“It makes it difficult now because this is what we use to respond to calls when animals are in trouble. And when people do these kind of things, it just makes our job all the harder, especially that equipment we have. It’s vital to what we do,” said Jason Cooke of the Animal Charity Humane Society.

The van is the only vehicle Animal Charity owns at this time. It’s expected to be back up and running by Monday.

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