CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- A thief was caught on surveillance cameras stealing baseball equipment from Chula Vista little leaguers this week worth hundreds of dollars.
According to parents, the burglar stole two pitching machines, worth about $1,500 each. Parents say he also took a Gator utility vehicle that was later found in a nearby creek.
It’s the second time the league has been hit by a thief in the last six months. In December 2015, about $20,000 worth of items were stolen. No one was arrested in that case.
“We put our hard earned money to get these fields going, our equipment, everything here,” said Jorge Alonzo, who has had kids in this league for years. “I feel like somebody came into my house and stole from me, that’s how I feel.”
Other parents said they feel the same way, especially after being victimized for a second time.
“If you’re stealing from Little League, you’re pretty low on the totem pole I guess,” Chris Leyva said.
According to a post made on the Chula Vista American Little League website, a police report has been filed.