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Rainbow’s End thrift store in Dillon hit by vandalism

DILLON – Vandalism struck a second thrift store in Dillon over the weekend, raising the costs for businesses that make their money only a few dollars at a time.Jackie Cook, owner of Rainbow’s End thrift store in Dillon, discovered two broken windows in her store Saturday, while Summit Thrift and Treasure employees across the parking lot were boarding up a broken window of their own.”They tried to pry the windows out and broke two of the sliders, but they didn’t get in,” Cook said. “It’s hard, because as a thrift store, there’s not a lot of money involved. It’s really disappointing that someone would pick on thrift stores.”Vandals took nothing from either store during the two weekend break-ins, but each store incurred about $200 in costs to replace the broken windows.”It was the same guy, because it looked like he used the same tool,” said Dillon Police Sgt. Bo Schlunsen.About two weeks ago, someone burglarized Summit Thrift and Treasure and left with 40 pairs of women’s underwear, causing another $200 in damage to a window.Police have not made any arrests in connection with the incidents.An anonymous donor contributed $400 Tuesday to the Family and Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC), the family services nonprofit that receives all proceeds from Summit Thrift and Treasure. The donation will cover the cost of replacing both broken windows at the store.”It restores our faith in humanity,” said FIRC director Christina Carlson. “Obviously, this is an incredibly generous community, and this makes a big difference for us.”Julie Sutor can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 203, or at jsutor@summitdaily.com.


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