HOUSTON (KTRK) --For the third time in less than a year, a crook stole the catalytic converter from a charity's truck.
The latest crime happened on Mother's Day outside Project C.U.R.E. off Kempwood Drive near Bingle Road on the north west side of Houston.
The non-profit sends surplus medical supplies to developing countries all over the world. Their operations director, Janet Thomason, shared surveillance video with abc13. The footage shows the thief in action. A man donated security cameras after the second incident.
Thomason estimated the damage at around $6,000.
"When someone does something like this, what did you achieve? You just stopped a charity from doing what we need to do," said Thomason. "Right now, our immediate need is to get this truck back on the road."
Thomason explained the truck is used to pick up large medical equipment. Right now, they can't pick up big donations.
If you'd like to help, you can contact Project C.U.R.E Houston at 832-251-2489 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.