Crime

A Boise-area gym raised money for mass stabbing victims. Someone stole it.

Boise Crossfit asks thief to return money fundraised for victims of Wylie Street attack

Boise Crossfit raised money for victims of the Wylie Street stabbing. During the fundraiser event, all $2,000 of the donations were stolen.
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Boise Crossfit raised money for victims of the Wylie Street stabbing. During the fundraiser event, all $2,000 of the donations were stolen.

A Boise-area gym on Saturday held a fundraiser to benefit the victims of the June 30 stabbing that killed one girl and injured 8 others. But as the event drew to a close, organizers realized all $2,000 they had raised was missing.

Boise Crossfit reported the missing funds around 11:30 a.m. Saturday and posted a video to Facebook, urging the person who took the money to return it to the gym “no questions asked.”

By Sunday morning, it did not appear the money had been returned to the Chinden Boulevard gym.

“We are so heartbroken about this but have learned a valuable lesson about our security system and protocol, all of which are immediately being addressed,” Boise Crossfit wrote on Facebook.

Gym officials also said they’ve received several other donations in the wake of the theft.

“We will not allow this to discourage us from hosting future charity events, as we are a gym that embraces and proudly supports our community. Instead of focusing on the ending of our fundraiser, we will choose focus on how we came together in honor of Ruya and the victims of the Wylie Street attack,” the gym posted on Facebook. “There is plenty good in the world, and certainly within our community, and we at Boise CrossFit are determined to continue to nurture it.”

Garden City Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 208-472-2950 or contact the Boise Area Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS.

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