Thief stole money, broke into GBHS Jasper

Thief stole money, broke into GBHS Jasper
GBHS City of Jasper Care & Control broken into (Source: WBRC)

JASPER, Ala. (WBRC) - Friday night the building was damaged and money was stolen from Greater Birmingham Humane Society’s City of Jasper Animal Care & Control shelter.

GBHS leaders called it a smash and grab style burglary. After a failed attempt to enter through a vent in the kennel area, the suspects gained access to the office by shattering the glass front door.

$150 in cash was taken. The shelter was closed at the time of the break-in.

Thankfully only minor damage was done to the building, and no animals were harmed or stolen.

GBHS leaders said the door was replaced and a security system with cameras is being installed. The shelter will longer accept cash at this location.

GBHS’ Allison Black Cornelius had a message for would-be thieves. She said turning in animal abuse information that leads to an arrest you can earn up to $10,000 so that may be a more lucrative way to make money.

Building damaged and money stolen from GBHS' Jasper animal shelter.

Building damaged and money stolen from GBHS' Jasper animal shelter. Last night the GBHS City of Jasper Animal Care & Control shelter was the victim of a smash and grab style burglary. After a failed attempt to enter through a vent in the kennel area, the perpetrators gained access to the office by shattering the glass front door. $150 in cash was taken. The shelter was closed at the time of the break-in. Thankfully only minor damage was done to the building, and no animals were harmed or stolen during the break-in. The door is being replaced today and a security system with cameras is being installed. The shelter will longer accept cash at this location.

Posted by Greater Birmingham Humane Society on Friday, June 26, 2020

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