Tools stolen from Habitat for Humanity in New Jersey

- A Gloucester non-profit organization that helps first time homeowners now needs a little help of their own. 
Police are looking for some thieves who targeted the Habitat for Humanity.

First time homeowner Tiaera Ratliff hasn't even moved into her new 3 bedroom house yet and it's already been burglarized 3 times.

"It makes me want to cry. Sad for our kids," she said.

Sometime early this morning thieves busted into a Deptford Township storage trailer filled with expensive power tools. The trailer and tools owned by Habitat for Humanity of Gloucester County.

"We still haven't replace the tools that were stolen the first time or the second time," Ketty Christian from Habitat for Humanity said.

The first theft was back in April when crooks broke into Tiaera's bedroom window to steal tools. Then, the trailer was hit back in June that's when habitat engraved the tools with serial numbers and took pictures.

Well, sometime Thursday morning it happened for a third time. The thieves cut a thick chain and stole nail guns, a compressor, table saw and other high-end tools. Police say $5,000 worth of tools were stolen.

"We are not going to let it bring us down. All you can do is push forward and try to do good and try to do right by our families."

Both new homeowners are also single moms. including Rosa Pineiro who is a Marine machine gunner who served 4 tours in Afghanistan.

Habitat for Humanity says the stolen tools won't delay move in day for the two families. 


 

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