American Legion to donate $2,500 to robbed Little League - WNEM TV 5

American Legion to donate $2,500 to robbed Little League

Posted: Updated:
Photo provided. Photo provided.
Photo provided. Photo provided.
Photo provided. Photo provided.
Photo provided. Photo provided.
BAY CITY, MI (WNEM) -

A local little league victimized by a robbery will soon have much of the money stolen replaced. 

Bay City Southwest Little League Secretary Jill Stapish said a safe with more than $4,000 was discovered missing in June. 

"It was the only thing missing, $4,286," Stapish said.

She said most of the money was raised by the kids selling 50/50 raffle tickets and T-shirts.

Staphish said a hand cart was discovered in a field next to some tire tracks, suggesting that it was used to move the safe to a vehicle.

"This money would have been used for uniforms for the all state tournament that will start next week and it's the general fund for field maintenance," Stapish said.

Locks to storage sheds that held equipment were also cut, but nothing was taken.

Unfortunately, there are no surveillance cameras on the property, but since the theft someone has come forward offering to buy some.

In May 2015, $500 in candy and hundreds of cans and baseball equipment were taken when someone broke into a concession stand.

Stapish said the ballpark will no longer keep money on site. She said police are investigating and offering a $200 reward to anyone with information leading to an arrest.

On Friday, July 14, the American Legion Post 18 will donate $2,500 to help make up for the loss. The check will be presented at 6 p.m. 

A GoFundMe page has also been set up, you can find the link here.

Copyright 2017 WNEM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
WNEM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.