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Burglars Steal Instruments, Money from Anaheim Non-Profit Aimed at Serving Disabled Community

A non-profit organization working to help the disabled community through the arts has been burglarized several times over the last few months, leaving program officials frustrated and with limited resources.

Creative Identity in Anaheim, a non-profit aimed at helping the disabled, has been targeted by burglars over the last several months. (Credit: KTLA)

Creative Identity in Anaheim, a non-profit aimed at helping the disabled, has been targeted by burglars over the last several months. (Credit: KTLA)

Creative Identity, located at 2580 Orange Avenue, has been broken into four times between April and late September, according to Dr. Cynthia Smith, the non-profit's program director. The burglars leave the office in shambles every time, have stolen musical instruments, microphones, and a camera all totaling a loss of about $3,000.

"The first time was a total shock and a disbelief that anybody would do this to this type of a program that serves people with disabilities," Smith told KTLA.

Creative Identity was created about 20 years ago and has dozens of clients from the disabled community who rely on its weekly classes in expressive arts.

The burglaries remain under investigation  by the Anaheim Police Department.

The non-profit will be hosting a fundraiser and a show in early December, to get more information visit creativeidentity-oc.org.