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  • Goodwill Donation Theft
  • Lufkin Police Are Looking For Tips
  • This Is An Ongoing Investigation

You could find a steal of a deal at Goodwill or The Family Crisis Center of East Texas Thrift Store. Just don't actually steal from them.

Even though this may seem like a victimless crime, these entities are here doing a service in our community using the funds collected from selling these donated items to further their causes.

According to the Lufkin Police Department, officials at the Lufkin Goodwill have contacted them multiple times over the past few weeks to report repeated thefts by the same people.

Once items have been donated, these items are considered property of the business taking the donations. Taking something that is not yours is stealing, even if the items have been donated.

Donations Stolen From Family Crisis Center Of East Texas Thrift Store

When you see donations left outside, have you ever thought that you should just go help yourself to the items? These donation bins are not dumpsters.

Not only have these thieves been stealing from Goodwill on Hill Street in Lufkin, they have also hit the donations of the Family Crisis Center of East Texas Thrift Store on Whitehouse.

The City of Lufkin Police Department has pretty clear footage of the crimes taking place. They have enough footage to get these still photos together, and some of the photos have good clarity.

If you can identify any of these individuals seen in the photos below, call the Lufkin Police at 936-633-0356 or Crime Stoppers at 936-639-TIPS. The following incidents are still under investigation.

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