A community center in north St. Louis city says late-night burglars caused $10,000 in damage while stealing food and games from the children and elderly adults the center serves.
Courtesy of Northside Students serve hot meals to seniors at Northside Youth and Senior Service Center.
The burglars tripped the alarm at the Northside Youth and Senior Service Center, triggering a call to police, but staff says no officers arrived until almost twelve hours later, when an employee called 911.
Sunday around 9:30 p.m., burglars smashed their way into the center and stole electronics, video-game consoles and games, toys and sports equipment, says Sandra Norman, Northside's executive director. They also stole hundreds of dollars worth of food.
But the burglars didn't stop there. While inside, the vandals broke doors, cabinets and electronics, damaged windows, security bars and the balcony, and vandalized the 40-year-old agency.