Thief rips off school volunteer
Published Wednesday, July 11, 2012 5:31PM MDT
Last Updated Wednesday, July 11, 2012 7:19PM MDT
People living in a southeast community are rallying behind a school fundraiser after someone stole cash from a volunteer.
On Monday night, a parent volunteer was ushering cars into the Ramsay School parking lot which is a popular parking place for people going to the Stampede.
Alison Boyd says someone stole $300 from a pouch she was carrying and that the robbery happened very fast, while she was giving directions to a driver.
Boyd says she didn't get a licence plate or a description of the thief.
Calgary police confirm that they are investigating the complaint.
The initiative is an important fundraiser for the school's parent council and all the cash raised from parking during the stampede funds programs for the kids.
“We have a really diverse community and this way all of our kids have all their field trips paid for. They have swimming lessons, we have artists come in and work with the kids, there's a breakfast program where volunteers go around with a basket of fruit for all the kids every morning,” said Boyd.
Boyd says they've already more than made up for what was stolen as people living in the community who heard about the theft dropped off cash donations to help out.
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to phone police or Crime Stoppers.