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Thieves steal donated used clothes from House Springs resale shop

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A surveillance camera recorded video of thieves stealing bags of donated clothes from the drop-off box of the Peace by Piece Clothes Closet. Credit: KMOV A surveillance camera recorded video of thieves stealing bags of donated clothes from the drop-off box of the Peace by Piece Clothes Closet. Credit: KMOV
Peace by Piece Clothes Closet is in House Springs on the property of Faith Community Church. On Tuesday a worker installed motion sensor lights to help a surveillance camera record better video of thieves return to steal donated clothes. Peace by Piece Clothes Closet is in House Springs on the property of Faith Community Church. On Tuesday a worker installed motion sensor lights to help a surveillance camera record better video of thieves return to steal donated clothes.
HOUSE SPRINGS (KMOV.com) -

A surveillance camera recorded video of thieves stealing bags of donated clothes from the drop-off box of the Peace by Piece Clothes Closet in the 4800 block of Scottsdale Road in House Springs early Monday. The store is located on the property of Faith Community Church and is one of its ministries.

Store director Pat Weiss told News 4, "It is aggravating, it is aggravating."

Weiss said the resale shop recently installed a surveillance camera because of a problem with the theft of donated clothing. After the camera starts recording, three men stealing as many as ten bags of donated clothes around 2:30 a.m. Monday, new lighting was installed on Tuesday so that the camera would be able to get better video if the thieves returned.

"If I would find out who it is, okay, I would contact that person, privately. And I'd say can I help you," said Weiss.

The store is operated by volunteers and has been selling good used clothes for as little as a quarter, for eight years. 

Weiss said besides providing affordable clothing, the money that comes in is used to buy new clothes and school supplies for under-resourced families with children in the fall and toys and clothes at Christmas. 

"We as a store, as a ministry, as Faith Community Church, we're making a difference in this community," said Weiss. 

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