Savin Hill Little League's equipment stolen
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DORCHESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- Thousands of dollars worth of equipment was stolen from the Savin Hill Little League, and now the teams’ seasons are in jeopardy.
Thieves ransacked the league’s equipment storage unit and stole just about everything.
“A lot of the nice catchers gear, baseball bats -- very expensive baseball bats, catchers helmets, batting helmets,” said Tony King, President of Savin Hill Little League.
There are 11 teams in the program. The break-in was discovered early this week by one of the team's coaches.
Players' parents are shocked.
“I was in disbelief. Stuff like this happens but it’s terrible when it hits home,” said Charles Pessia, a parent.
The league's president filed a police report and estimates there was about $5,000 worth of stolen items.
“This is a kids’ league, they shouldn't have stolen it. It’s important to us because we’ve all used it for a while,” a little league player said.
Nobody can understand why someone would steal from a little league.
“Kind of low stealing stuff from kids. It’s not right,” another little league player said.
The teams' opening day is just weeks away and if there's anything good that's come out of this crime, “…because now we have to focus on planning and putting together a committee to run a fundraiser to make that money back somehow. It’s a good thing because it will bring the neighborhood together,” King said.
Anyone with information regarding the stolen items is urged to contact police.
Update: Reebok told 7News it will donate equipment.
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