Thief boosts copper, extension cords from SNAP

SPOKANE, Wash. - SNAP theft vo

Some of the assistance SNAP offers will be delayed after a burglary at one of its properties.

A thief was able to get through a gate and into SNAP's secure parking lot on East Pacific. The individual got into the utility trailers in the parking lot but didn't take any tools.

"They left everything but the copper," Ronald Gaunt said.

Gaunt said from what he can tell whoever broke in first tried getting under the fence before cutting the cable.

"They broke in here and they stole all the extension cords and all the copper off of the work vehicles," he said.

SNAP is missing about $1,000 worth of extension cords and copper wire. It won't grind their work to a halt but this selfish act will mean some of the folks that depend on SNAP, won't get the help they need.

"We'll get all new extension cords by Wednesday morning and we will hook them back up and we will be ready to go but until then we will just have to do what we can do with what we have," Gaunt said.

Geo Engineers own a neighboring parking lot and reports their gate and a shed were broken into as well, but they don't keep any valuable property there anymore because break-ins like this just happen far too often.