Surveillance video shows suspect stealing donation jar from Glendale Dairy Queen

GLENDALE, AZ - One Valley group is hurting after a donation jar was stolen from a Glendale Dairy Queen.

Surveillance video shows a man throwing a rock through a window at the restaurant near 59th Avenue and Greenway overnight.

The owner, Evi Fulford, said she got a call this morning after a painter saw the window broken out.

Video shows the suspect try to rip a donation jar for the American Cancer Society off the countertop and when he can’t do it comes back with bolt cutters to cut the wire that secured it.

Fulfurd said there was more than $200 in the jar. She’d been collecting for a former employee who’d lost her mother to cancer five years ago.

The money was being raised for a Relay for Life team to donate to the American Cancer Society.

Now they’re short of their goal.

The former employee, Jessica Lopez, is team leader and they had been counting on that money.

“It’s a huge let down, I can’t describe it,” Lopez said. “They started doing it when I lost my mom. I don’t understand why somebody would do that.”

Fulford said if there’s anyone who’s willing to replace the donations, she’d give them a free ice cream cake or one free Blizzard of the month for the rest of the year.

If you have any information on this theft, you’re urged to call Glendale police.

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