Vandals, Thieves Target Habitat For Humanity Home in Stoughton
Thousands of dollars worth of tools were stolen from a Habitat for Humanity project on Commercial St. in Stoughton on Sunday. The home was also vandalized. The robbery and damages will delay the project for up to a month.
A Habitat For Humanity project on Commercial St. in Stoughton is now running behind schedule after thousands of dollars worth of tools were taken when the home was broken into on Sunday.
Erin Daxberger arrived at the home on Monday for her weekly check of the property and found the door wide-open, WBZ-TV reports.
A compressor, nail guns, chop saw, and other tools were taken from the home, Martine Taylor, Executive Director of South Shore Habitat for Humanity told FOX25. The basement was also vandalized, now covered in paint.
WBZ and FOX25 report that $3,000 worth of tools were stolen from the home.
South Shore Habitat for Humanity is building the home for Erin and Chad Daxberger, both life-long Stoughton residents. The two have three young sons. Four-year-old Landon, who is the youngest, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a debilitating muscle disease.
This home on Commercial St. will be handicapped accessible, to help meet Landon’s needs.
But, now the progress on the home will stall until Habitat gets the funding to purchase new tools, WBZ reports.
The Daxbergers were scheduled to move into the home on January 1, but that may be delayed for about a month, as a result of the break-in.
“I want [the thieves] to just bring the tools back, put them on the deck,” Erin told WBZ. “I don’t want anyone to be in trouble around Christmas time…I just want the tools back because it’s the right thing to do.”
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