$7K worth of gear stolen from West End soccer prgram

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ELLIOTT, Pa. —

Police are looking for those responsible for stealing several thousand dollars worth of merchandise from the Elliott West End Athletic Association.

Authorities said someone broke into the storage area and stole almost everything that belonged to the kids' soccer team.

"We are grateful it's not soccer season and we don't need any of this stuff. But, we're out $7,000," Bessy Miller said.

Miller said the athletic association has been part of the community for 50 years. The building that was broken into was named after her brother, who died in a car accident.

"I put my heart and soul in this and someone stole from me," Miller said. "I had brand-new cases of soccer balls and sweatshirts. They took all of our referee shirts. It's just very emotional."

According to Miller, the Elliott sweatshirts could give the burglars away.

"They say 'Elliott' on them. Who is going to buy a sweatshirt that says 'Elliott?' I mean, come on," Miller said.

Anyone with information on the burglary is asked to contact police.