Friday, July 2, 2010
A local boy scout troop is devastated after burglars stole thousands of dollars in camping equipment.
It happened over the weekend at a storage unit in Derby.
Assistant Scout Master Bob Schif said he knew right away there was something wrong when he noticed the lock on the storage unit was broken. "The boys worked hard over the past years with fundraisers to purchase the supplies. It's not going to be easy to replace it," said Schif.
The thieves stole 20 tents, camp stoves and propane bottles, along with some other camping items, worth about $2,000. The scouts are preparing for their annual camping trip in Yellowstone. Police are asking that you call them right away if you have any information. Crime Stoppers: 316-267-2111. Derby Police Department: 316-788-1557.