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Police Investigating After Banksville Goodwill Robbed

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police are investigating after money was stolen from the Goodwill store on Banksville Road.

Police say a manager arrived at the store around 7:40 a.m. Monday and found the front entrance unlocked.

After that, she realized the office safe was open and missing money.

"Robbing Goodwill that's about a new low," said Blaine Fleming of Carrick.

Police say there were no signs of forced entry.

When asked if that pointed to it being an inside job, Police Spokesperson Sonya Toler said "Well, I can't speculate as to what the investigation may find, but we are awaiting the video surveillance and hopefully that will show us exactly what happened inside that building."

Late this afternoon, as police were awaiting that surveillance tape the store which had been closed all day, reopened for customers -- while a Goodwill spokesman said any theft for the charity hinders its effort to give poor people the training and education they need to find employment.

"And every dollar we make in the store is a dollar that goes toward that mission," David Tobiczyk with Goodwill said. "It's a dollar that helps someone get a job. So a theft from Goodwill, it hurts people."

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