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Thousands of dollars worth of tools stolen from Indy veteran housing project

Project 57 by Steadfast for Veterans is building 17 homes for veterans.
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Posted at 11:19 PM, Jul 31, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-18 11:22:46-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A project to house veterans experiencing homelessness is facing a major setback after thousands of dollars worth of tools were stolen from one of their construction sites.

Steadfast for Veterans Project 57 is building 17 homes for veterans.

Project founder and veteran Anthony Roberts estimates that $7,500 worth of tools were stolen from their site near Michigan Street and Holt Road.

 “They didn't steal from me personally, they stole from our veterans,” Roberts said.

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Roberts says the tools were taken from a trailer on site sometime over the weekend.

"For the people who stole from us… they have the freedoms to do what they do everyday because of what these veterans have done for that very freedom… to me its a big act of betrayal," Roberts said.

Roberts tells WRTV that he has filed a claim with their insurance provider and a report with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

He's hoping the community will continue to support Project 57 by donating on their website or at any Huntington bank location.