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Possible lead in stolen Salvation Army kettles

Published On: Dec 27 2012 05:13:49 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 27 2012 05:21:25 PM CST

After 16 kettles of Christmas donations were stolen, the Salvation Army received a mysterious phone call that could lead to the recovery of the kettles.


A possible lead has surfaced in the case of the donation kettles stolen from the Salvation Army in Pocatello.

On Sunday morning, burglars broke a window to gain entrance to the Salvation Army building on Fourth Avenue. Sixteen of the Salvation Army's 18 kettles were taken, all full of money, most of it uncounted.

Later, said Brenda Ames of the Salvation Army, "We did receive a voicemail, it is sketchy, but apparently it will be a person or persons of interest. The message simply said 'If you want to recover your kettles, go to such-and-such a place.'"

If you know anything about this burglary, call the Pocatello Police Department at (208) 234-6100.