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Items being distributed to veterans and children in need in White County were stolen

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Several thousand dollars' worth of new shoes and work boots belonging to the Carmi Christmas Elves were stolen recently.

The Carmi Police Department reports it received a report of a burglary at 115 South Locust Street late Saturday morning.

The stolen items were being distributed to veterans and children in need throughout White County.

The theft occurred sometime between November 1 and Saturday.

The shoes and boots stolen consisted of Converse, Fila, Under Armor, Thorogood, Wolverine among other brands and ranged in various different sizes. Several items of evidence were collected from the scene.

The public is asked to contact the Carmi Police Department at 618-382-4633 with any information about this incident or Crime Stoppers at 800-637-3577.

A 500-dollar Crime Stoppers reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect.

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