BRENTWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- The Animal Protective Association in Brentwood was hit by burglar Friday afternoon, having their entire donation jar stolen.
According to APA director Sarah Javier, in what felt like a well-planned operation, a man came into the center, grabbed the jar and hopped into a waiting car.
The car was waiting just out of range of the facility's cameras, so no license plate was visible.
Javier estimated there was around $160 in the box. While that may not seem like a lot of money, that amount is enough to care for one animal throughout its entire stay at the facility, barring major medical bills.
There are no camera's inside the non-profit's offices, but Javier said they plan to invest in them for the future.
A woman was inside the center when the theft happened, and after seeing the suspect make off with the money, made a sizable donation to help the center recoup some of the loss.
Police said they are unlikely to catch the suspect, given the vehicle's plates were never seen.
The theft caps a bad week for the APA, as woman twice attempted to bring a large bag into the shelter to kidnap a puppy. She was caught by staff on Wednesday, and Friday she spotted returning with the same bag and was barred from the facility.
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