Stolen Salvation Army donations found
A big block of toys & other donations stolen from the Salvation Army have turned up.
In a search on Friday, Toronto Police found 146 skids worth of toys, baby strollers & cribs, food & personal care products in a Brampton warehouse. It took 3 tractor trailers to haul it all away.
Donations worth $2-million were stolen from the Salvation Army's North York warehouse over the last 2 years. Police say those goods were being sold for a profit.
Toronto Police Constable Tony Vella couldn't say what lead investigators to Brampton, saying it could compromise the investigation.
No charges have been laid yet. Vella says police are still trying to determine what happened & who is responsible.
The Salvation Army's executive director David Rennie was fired last week. He was put on paid leave in August when a whistleblower at the Sally Ann came forward with allegations of theft.
The Salvation Army released a statement Saturday afternoon, saying the charity found out about of the recovery of donations through the media.
Spokesman Major John Murray commends Toronto Police for "timely progress" in the case & thanks donors who have stepped up to help the Sally Ann in their "time of need".
Murray doesn't expect to get the stolen donations back soon, since they will likely needed for a future criminal court proceedings. Toronto Police say they will take inventory of the goods & return them to the Salvation Army, though they didn't give a timeline.
A media update on the case is in the works for Monday.