More than $10K in diapers stolen from charity


Surveillance footage shows several men with about two flats full of diapers and other crates taken from an East Point storage company. The diapers were meant for Joshua's Closet, a charity for teen moms.

A metro Atlanta charity was victim to a robbery of more than $10,000 worth of baby diapers and supplies.

Joshua's Closet, a charity aimed at helping teenage moms, suffered a devastating loss that may take months to recover from.

"It has pretty much crippled our organization right now because that's what we did," said Antonio Raven, one of the founders of the charity.

He said about five young men were captured on a surveillance video going out of the elevator in an East Point storage company with about two flats full of diapers and crates.Raven showed Channel 2's Diana Davis the footage that he shot on his cellphone when East Point police officers were screening the surveillance camera's recordings.

"It was a devastating experience just to see that video," said Raven.

Joshua's Closet was founded about four years ago after Raven's daughter, Keiana, got pregnant at age 14 with her son, Joshua. She explained how tough it was to pay for diapers back then and wanted to help other teens in the same situation.

"It really ruins everything," said Keiana about the robbery. "It hurt my heart really bad, because it's amazing how people can just take something that really doesn't belong to you, and it was for a good cause."

Keiana now raises Joshua with the help of her parents and also attends college. As of now, Raven has set up a diaper drop at his brother's auto body business until they receive the insurance money. People can donate diapers at Vees Custom Collision at 3781 Campbellton Road in southwest Atlanta.

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