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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Children's charity burglarized

Zappos.com offers to donate shoes
Posted at 12:55 PM, Jun 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-13 23:04:49-04

UPDATE: Goodie Two Shoes Foundation said Zappos.com has offered to donate a pair of new shoes for every $25 raised on the GoFundMe. The funds raised will help replace stolen inventory and equipment and help cover the costs of the damage and repairs.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A local children's charity was targeted by thieves over the weekend and it was all caught on camera.
"I was sick. I was sick. I was sick," said Tony Berti, co-founder of the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation, a nonprofit that provides shoes to Clark County School District students.
This crime took a ton of work: Two different vehicles working night and day, with several guys loading up all the stolen shoes.
"It's disgusting. I mean that's the lowest form of individual, in my opinion, is one that can break into a nonprofit foundation. They know what it is and yet they choose to steal for their own benefit," said Berti.
In the video, you see someone hook a rope from a truck to a garage door to pull it down. It took the flat bed truck three tries before the garage door was opened wide enough to bring boxes in and out. During the last go, one of the criminals jumped back trying to get out of the way. All of this went down over the weekend when the warehouse is unmonitored. The alarm system didn't work.

"You know the hard work and the money that goes into it and the fundraising and all the things that we do and the amount of kids that that serves and it's just heartbreaking," said Berti.

Goodie Two Shoes is out hundreds of pairs of shoes, worth close to $15,000 by Berti's estimate. They were brand new shoes that would've gone to students from kindergarten all the way to 12th grade.