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Thieves Break Into Midland Non-Profit Boxing Club

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By Geena Martinez
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A struggling non-profit in Midland took another hit over the weekend. Thieves broke into the Clayton Williams, Jr. Boxing Center causing thousands of dollars in damage and stolen goods.

Lalo Lujan owns the boxing center in Midland. Known as the "Home of the Midtown Soldiers," the non-profit organization has focused on getting kids off the streets and into their gym for more than 20 years.

Over the weekend, thieves broke in while Lujan was away.

"They forced the door open and everything and broke it and that's how they got in," Lujan said. "There was a lot of equipment missing, headgear."

Some of the items that were taken include multiple pairs of gloves that'll cost hundreds of dollars to replace. The thieves also made off with about $50 in cash, but that's only the beginning.

"To replace the door and everything, you're looking at least a little bit over $4,000," Lujan said.

It's money the non-profit just doesn't have and unfortunately this is isn't the first time this has happened.

"That's what kinda really upset me," Lujan said. "We're here to help the kids, the community and everything. We don't get a lot of help. I've been trying to get a security camera but like I said, it's hard for me. I just can't afford a high system camera outside."

The club brings in as many as 30 kids a day from cities as far as Pecos.

Lujan doesn't understand why the center is a target but he said it won't stop their mission.

"I got Faith in God and everything that he will help us out, provide something," Lujan said.

If you'd like to help the boxing center by a making a donation for repairs, you can donate to the Midtown Soldiers Boxing Club. They have an account at Chase Bank. The account number is 720660414.