It doesn’t get any worse than stealing from kids, but that’s exactly what a band of thieves did over the weekend, making off with more than $20,000 in shoes during a heist at a Las Vegas charity’s warehouse.
The burglary, which occurred on Sunday, saw six crooks steal more than 400 pairs of shoes at Goodie Two Shoes Foundation’s warehouse. The heist took place over 13 hours with the men returning several times to load shoes into two cars and a truck.
Goodie Two Shoes is a non-profit organization that provides new shoes and socks to disadvantaged children across the community.
“There’s so many kids in our community that don’t have shoes. Some of them have never, ever had a new pair of shoes because of economic constraints,” said Nikki Berti, Founder of Goodie Two Shoes, in an interview with local news affiliate 3LV.
Berti says her organization has provided shoes to more than 70,000 children in the local community since 2003, and is heartbroken about what has happened.
“It’s really hurtful. It’s sad. It’s maddening. Very angry. Very frustrated. You know, I shake my head. I don’t know what else to do,” Berti said. “Anybody that would do that to kids and a non-profit community that serves kids in need is sad and pathetic.”