Burglar steals thousands from Bremerton Salvation Army

BREMERTON, Wash. -- Bremerton Police are searching for a man who broke into a Salvation Army and made off with thousands of dollars worth of computers and stereo equipment.

Police say the burglary happened early Saturday morning. Major Jim Baker said the thief broke in through a chapel window and stole a CD changer, a couple of guitars, two table-top computers and a server.

Baker fears the burglar is someone the Salvation Army has helped in the past.

"It's disrespectful," he said. "Why are you doing this to us when we've been good to you?"

The thief did not get away with any money from any Salvation Army's collection kettles. A spokesperson says they're careful to deposit those donations every evening, away from their headquarters.

Police are now studying surveillance video that shows the burglar walking back outside with the stolen items. He then stacks them onto a dolly and wheels them down a sidewalk and through an alley.

Anyone with information about the break in is asked to call Bremerton Police.