Burglars get away with $5,000 in electronics from local nonprofit Veronica's Voice

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Workers at a Kansas City nonprofit spent Monday talking to police and picking up the pieces after thieves broke in and stole approximately $5,000 worth of electronics.

The burglary at Veronica's Voice, a nonprofit that assists women who are caught up in sex trafficking, occurred sometime between 8 p.m Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday in the 1000 block of E. 34th Street.

This crime is a setback for the nonprofit.

Kristy Childs started Veronica's Voice thirteen years ago. During that time, it has been a place for women trying to get out of prostitution.

"We try and get them connected to any other community resources that may be to their benefit," Childs explained.

The first staff member in Monday morning knew something had happened because the glass door was smashed. Burglars got away with a camera, three laptops, three computer towers and two flat screen monitors.

The computers were password protected. Even though they were connected to confidential client information it, is all safe on their cloud system. Childs also spent Monday having a security system installed.

If you have any information that could help police in the investigation, please contact the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477.
 

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