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Springs Boy Scout troop has camping gear stolen

Boy Scout Troop 187's trailer
Posted at 7:51 PM, Mar 02, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — A Colorado Springs Boy Scout troop is facing the prospect of no camping this upcoming season.

Troop 187 recently had their new camping equipment stolen.

Early Monday morning, thieves broke into the troop's storage trailer and took thousands of dollars worth of new camping equipment.

The thieves also vandalized the Christ the King Lutheran Church where the trailer was parked.

Troop leaders said they don't know what they are going to do.

"Replacing $7,000 to $9,000 worth of equipment for 11-year-olds to to 17-year-old kids, that's a lot of money," Troop Chairman, Mike Mare said.

A witness to the crime called authorities form a near-by apartment complex but the suspects took off when police arrived. CSPD said a no chase policy on stolen goods prevented them from chasing the suspects.

If you have any information on this incident, contact Colorado Springs Police.