Vandalized thrift shop asks the Las Cruces community help

Las Cruces News

Employees and customers are asking for the community’s help after a Las Cruces thrift shop got vandalized last week.


Good News Thrift Store is a non-profit store that has been in business for 7 years. However, it’s been a year since they moved to a new location on Foster Road, near Solano Drive.


Last Thursday, Belen Reyes, the director of the thrift store, saw a couple of bullet holes on the windows when she walked into work. She said she called the police, made a report and filed an insurance claim.


The next day, on Friday morning, she said she saw more bullet holes and, to her surprise, a shattered window.


This doesn’t only scare employees and customers, but it makes them sad. “We are giving a lot to the community we’re trying to help people that the other organizations don’t want to help and whenever this happens we’re like, what can we do about it, but it makes us feel pretty sad,” said Reyes.


Reyes added that this won’t discourage her and her team, they’ll continue running the store and helping their community. “One bad apple is not going to ruin everything. We’re still going to keep on doing all this because  we’re doing it for the Lord and for our community,” said Reyes.


If you or anyone you know has any information, you’re asked to please call the Las Cruces Police Department at (575)526-0795.

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