Photo shows some of the stolen items sold via Facebook Marketplace.

Statement Regarding Theft from Habitat for Humanity ReStore

It’s regretful that a series of thefts from our Clarksville ReStore has resulted in the arrest of one suspect and a warrant for a second man on felony charges.

According to a Clarksville Police report, the two men were seen on video surveillance stealing over $1,000 in donated items which were then sold through Facebook Marketplace.

“There are no winners in this story,” said Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Rob Selkow. “It’s sad that anyone is in such desperate circumstances that they’re led to steal from a ministry working to help people out of poverty.”

“If they had come through the front door and asked for help we might be partnering with them on a new home instead of dealing with them through the courts,” Selkow said. “I hope the charges will deter others from stealing from us.”

“The ReStore provides much of the revenue for our homebuilding program, and incidents like this are unfair to our homeowners, volunteers and donors who work hard to build new homes for people in need,” Selkow said.

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