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6 donation bins stolen from Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa

6 donation bins stolen from Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa
From CBC - December 7, 2017

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa says six of its clothing donations bins disappeared from five locations Thursday morning.

Susan Ingram, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa, said their driver alerted the organization to the missing bins while doing his morningpick up rounds.

"It's a little disheartening, you have someone stealing from a charity at this time of year," Ingram said.

The boxes were taken from four Catholic schools in Kanata andManotick, as well as the Royal Canadian Legion branch on Stittsville Main Street. The schools were:

The size and weight of the boxes raisesquestions about whether the theft involved a coordinated group, Ingram said.

"They are just almost 1,000pounds each, they are solid steel. They'd be difficult to move," she said.

"I would say that you probably need more than one person because when we place them we need we need about three or four volunteers to help."

She said each bin costs about $1,200not to mention the value of donations that had been left inside since the last pick up on Tuesday.

Bins stolen in Outaouais

Big Brothers Big Sisters Outaouaishad five of their bins stolen just over a month ago and St. Vincent de Paul in Gatineau had two bins taken shortly after.

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