An unknown suspect stole a donated trailer from Habitat for Humanity, according to Riley County Police.
The trailer was taken from the ReStore parking lot. RCPD received the theft report just after noon on Monday, but Manhattan Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Karmen Davenport says they don’t know when the theft actually occurred.
“The trailer was there in our parking lot Saturday when we closed at 5 p.m. and we realized Monday morning that it was no longer there,” Davenport says. “It disappeared sometime over the weekend.”
The trailer is worth about $1,000. Davenport describes it as an 8 by 12 flatbed dual axle trailer with wood planks and metal sides. They often use it to transport their recyclables, and says that the loss will have an immediate impact on their operations.
“We do quite a bit of recycling,” says Davenport. “We had another trailer donated, but it’s much, much smaller and so we’ll have to find a trailer to replace [the stolen one]if we can’t find it and get it back.”
If you have any information related to this theft, RCPD asks you call them at 785-537-2112 or Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers. Tips to crime stoppers can be made anonymously and can qualify you for a 1 thousand dollar reward.