In the past 24 hours, two stories have come out about thieves stealing from notable businesses in Connecticut. However, they’re not stealing from the businesses. Rather, they’re committing the absolute lowest form of burglary. They’re stealing from charity.

Late Sunday night, someone smashed a window of the Thomas Hooker Brewery in Bloomfield, and grabbed about $800 that was sitting a jar to be donated to the Village for Families and Children in Hartford. They do a variety of charitable acts, including fostering and therapy for children and families.

As sick and disgusting of an act as that was, the weekend actually kicked off with another depraved robbery, when someone walked into a Dunkin’ Donuts in North Windham and walked out with a collection box for the FealGood Foundation. It’s a charity that raises funds for those first responders stricken with cancer from the September 11th attacks.

So, which is a worse action? Stealing from orphans or stealing from our finest and bravest who selflessly helped out during our country’s darkest day? It’s really kind of a push.

If you know who these jerks are, this is a time when the expression “honor among thieves” does not apply, because you gotta rat them out. If they were a decent sort of criminal, they’d rob from the rich and give to the poor, not rob from the poor. Please contact the local law enforcement authorities if you know anything – you can reach state police at 860-295-9098.

You can also learn more about and donate directly to FealGood Foundation and the Village.


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