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(KSL News) A Utah charity is hit by thieves for the third time in two weeks.
In one case, a Bountiful man saw a man and woman load their car with donations he had left on his curb for pickup. David Lord got the license plate number and called police.
Officers arrested the man on unrelated charges. They say theft charges against the couple are pending.
Lord said, "The police did tell me they claim they came up and knocked at the door and was going to ask if it was something they could take, but they didn't. They just pulled in, scooped it up and fled."
Lord was donating to The ARC of Utah, which supports people with developmental disabilities. The ARC says thieves have also recently stolen from donors in Sandy and West Valley.
Kathy Scott, with the ARC, says desks, vacuum cleaners and furniture are among the stolen items. She adds that a truckload of stolen goods means a loss of two years of scholarship money for someone in need.
ARC employees encourage people to call them if they have large donations for pickup. They also say to alert neighbors to keep an eye out for anything suspicious.