WATERFORD, Conn. (WTNH)-- A Habitat for Humanity Restore is ripped off, and now police are searching for the thief.
This theft is upsetting for some folks because of where it happened.
Tony Santagata manages the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Waterford. When he left Tuesday afternoon, the shed he says weighs a few hundred pounds was there. When he came in Wednesday morning it was gone.
"It's kind of disheartening. We are a non profit. We're here to build dependable houses for folks who need it," said Santagata.
Volunteers build those homes and run the ReStore. Contractors donate a lot of the building materials so folks can buy them cheaper and more so because all the proceeds support Habitat for Humanity's house building mission.
"Someone came and stole a whole shed?" said Norman Collins, New London. When asked what he thinks about that, Collins said he couldn't say it on camera.
There are a lot of building materials there but they had to buy some of the wood used to build the shed so this non-profit has lost even more.
The shed was going to be used to store salt for the winter but now they may just keep it inside because they don't want to build something else that could also be stolen.
"Being a non-profit you don't want to continue to spend money because of people's dishonesty. So I'd rather put the money into building homes," said Santagata.
The white shed has gray doors. If you see it go up in your neighbors yard you'll know where they got it.
"Kind of couldn't believe it was just really disturbing," said Santagata.
Folks the Habitat ReStore hope whoever took the shed has a change of heart and returns it.
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