Charity money stolen from NC ice cream shop after Christmas Eve break-in

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(WTVD)

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — Authorities said thieves broke into a North Carolina ice cream shop and stole money that was being raised for charity.

WTVD reported that it happened at the Maple View Ice Cream and Country Store in Hillsborough on Christmas Eve. The store’s safe was also reportedly stolen.

“But most disheartening to us was the Sam’s Wish jars, the kids hospice care jars were gone,” said Maple View partner and manager Allison Nichols-Clapper. “And the wooden box that the Masons of Eagle Lodge 19 in Hillsborough had made for the Masonic Home for Children had been smashed into, and all the money was removed from it.”

The amount of cash stolen is not known but Sam’s Wish Fund for Kids Path of Hospice benefits kids of several local counties, and the Masonic Home for Children is in Oxford.

Read more: WTVD