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Three Elk District little league concession stands broken into in three days; players react

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Three little league concession stands were broken into in three days and parents say the thieves got away with some serious cash.

Saturday night, the concession stand at Chamber's Softball field was broken into.  Sunday night, it was Central Field, and Monday night, parent's found the front door to the concession stand at Pinch Elementary's field busted in.  

Elk District players have a message for the people who broke in.  "You're mean.  Don't do it again," said 8 year-old Ryan Beasley.  Trevor Rager, who is 9, said, "If anything, turn yourselves in.  Don't do it again."

"You will be caught.  We've had enough of this," said parent and volunteer, Misty Adkins. "I just found out about this third break-in at Pinch, and I was just really shocked that they would do this again."

Elk District board members say the thieves got away with over $1000 in cash from Central Field, which is outside of Elkview Middle School.  

Rager said that money didn't come easy.  "It's horrible because we worked for this.  It didn't just come out of nowhere.  We worked for this."

Bill Bright is a board member and a coach for Elk District.   "It doesn't hurt me or you, even though we're from this area," said Bright.  "It hurts the kids because now we have to take time away from our practice schedule and fix the door. That's the frustrating thing.  That's the thing that makes you mad."

Rager and Beasley have a message for the thieves.   "Stop being mean to kids.  You just did that to kids.  You didn't do it to adults.  These are our fields and we worked hard to earn this money."

Authorities are reviewing surveillance video.

If you have any information about these break-ins, you're asked to contact the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office.

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