A Hannibal recycling facility that employs dozens of people with disabilities will reopen Wednesday after a burglary overnight shut down operations Tuesday, leaving those employees out of work.
The search for the person or people that put them out of operation continues with police trying to figure out who broke in.
2 Rivers Executive Director Melonie Nevels wouldn’t say what was stolen, but said that it was essential to their operation.
That left their employees with nothing to do today, leaving a hole in an important part of many of their lives.
Nevels said she’s sad they chose somewhere that employs people with disabilities as a target.
“It is pretty petty that they want to break into a sheltered workshop and damage things to the point that it interferes with operation,” said Nevels.
Nevels said there’s also damage to the building, and some recyclables are missing.
They’re working with their insurance and a contractor to get everything back to normal.