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Man runs off with fundraiser proceeds

Sat., July 17, 2010, 7:45 p.m.

A benefit car wash for the Northeast Youth Center came up short on Saturday after someone stole the cash box.

About 2 p.m., witnesses saw a man walk to a table, grab the box, and run to a waiting vehicle, according to a news release from the center.

The car wash, designed to raise money to send low-income kids to camp this summer, was held at the Yoke’s parking lot on North Foothills Drive.

The car was described as a burgundy Chevy Lumina. The robber was described as white, 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-11, 170 to 185 pounds, with dark hair. He was wearing a blue shirt and dark pants. The driver was a black woman, and there was another woman in the car.

The empty cash box was found a few blocks away, the news release said.

An account to support the Northeast Youth Center has been set up at Banner Bank. For more information, visit

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