Police searching for suspects who stole 100,000 diapers from charity

FOX CROSSING, WI (WCMH) — A charity in Wisconsin is missing more than 100,000 diapers after someone stole them.

Police told WBAY, the thieves took about 1,700 cases of diapers from the United Way of the Fox Cities.

“It’s a truckload, it’s 13 pallets, so whoever took this obviously had a to have a truck — a big truck, not just a pickup truck, a commercial-type truck — and had to know how to operate a tow motor,” said Officer Jason Weber of the Fox Crossing Police Department.

The warehouse was a diaper bank for the United Way, which had distributed more than 300,000 diapers last year.

Nanci Micke of the United Way Fox Cities WBAY, “We know that 1 in every 3 families struggles to provide diapers for their babies. That’s a large number in our population that are struggling every day. For many of these families, it’s a choice between providing diapers and maybe providing food for their family.”

Police have no leads and are searching for the suspects.

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