Thieves steal truck, equipment from Pierce County Habitat for Humanity development

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. -- Thieves broke into a Habitat for Humanity job site overnight Monday in the Midland area and stole a pickup truck, security cameras and other equipment.

According to Tacoma/Pierce county Habitat for Humanity, thieves broke into a portable site office at a development called The Woods at golden Given. The organization is home to 12 families who partnered with Habitat to buy a simple home with an affordable mortgage.

Leaders said the thieves stole a 1998 Chevrolet pickup with Washington license B12845N, two security cameras and a receiver, and other equipment.

“This is so sad.  Our work is supported by so many donors and volunteers who have generously given of their time, talents and treasures to make homeownership possible for our families.  The families themselves have worked so hard to get to this place.  To put up another barrier to their security is heartbreaking,” said Maureen Fife, CEO of Tacoma Pierce County Habitat for Humanity.

Tacoma police are investigating the crime.

If you have information about this crime, please contact the Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959.