(05/24/2014)

Culprit A - "Mr. Droopy Drawers" (Photos: Minnora Mission)

Culprits attempted to break into the Minnora Mission Thrift store early Monday morning.

While they were unsuccessful getting in the building, a surveillance camera caught them stealing an air conditioning compressor unit.

State Police are investigating the incident, according to Sherri Alderson, a volunteer at the thrift store, who provided photos of the alleged suspects, the photos show one man with some very droopy pants.

"We'd like to find the one fellow so we can give him some pants and a belt that fit," said Alderson.

Culprit B - pictured (left)

The mission leaves no cash in the building.

The Mission is non-profit without any outside funding, proceeds is to pay the utilities and for up-keep of the building.

With extra money, at Thanksgiving and Christmas, the mission gives food gift cards to families in need.

"With having to replace the A/C compressor and damaged window screens, it takes away from funds to help people," Alderson said.

The thrift shop sells clothes at $2 a bag, and have never charged more than $10 for a piece of furniture.

"When somebody's house burns down they can come in and get whatever they need at no cost," Alderson said.

"We are all volunteers and most of our workers are senior citizens. We have one couple in their 80's that have worked here for years. It is a sad shame that somebody felt they needed to steal from the Mission."

Persons who might be able to identify the suspects should call the State Police who have the surveillance video.


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