Parents React to Purcell Park Robbery

By: David Coy Email
By: David Coy Email

HARRISONBURG -- Harrisonburg police are looking for two men wanted in a robbery at Purcell Park. It happened Wednesday when a woman was closing up the concession stand and now the money is gone.

Michelle Bolla is a little league mom and volunteer. She said the children are the ones who end up losing.

"To take that money from these children after they have been out there working really hard and it's just sad that some body would do this to them," said Bolla.

The money taken was donations to keep the little league operating. Jennifer Spence said she's closing Thursday, she will have an escort.

"I'm glad that the police are going to get in it. Let the community know that, this is tragic. Somebody stole from little league teams. They didn't just steal money from a bank or a store, they stole from children," said Spence.

The league manager emailed everyone to let them know what happened. Security will be beefed up.

"Anything can happen to anybody. But, we tend to try and stay together. There will be security measures that are going to be put in place from now on and to make sure we are following the league rules. Make sure nobody is alone," said Bolla.

"I'm not gonna be here alone tonight when I go home, but, it's not gonna stop me from doing anything," said Spence.

The woman who was robbed had a sprained knee and a bad headache. If you have any information that could help police, call crime solvers. The number is (540)-574-5050.

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