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Burglar steals cash from local homeless nonprofit in Natick

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  October 23, 2012 04:11 PM

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A burglar broke into the office of Family Promise Metrowest, a nonprofit that provides temporary shelter to the homeless, Saturday and stole cash belonging to the organization and its clients, according to Natick police.

A person at First Baptist Church on Common Street in downtown Natick, where Family Promise's offices are located, called police at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday to report that a ground-level window was smashed and the nonprofit's offices were ransacked.

A cashbox containing an undisclosed amount of money was stolen, police said.

A detective from Natick Police Department has been assigned to process the scene, but no suspects have been developed, said Brian Grassey, police spokesman.

The nonprofit has been helping homeless families since 2008, a product of an interfaith hospitality network, where different local religious organizations provide either shelter or supplies to those in need of housing. To date, about 40 different houses of worship and 1,800 volunteers are part of Family Promise's cooperative.

Alli Knothe, Globe Correspondent, contributed to this report.

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