Thieves steal $100 at the Byrd Theatre

Posted by Eric Blackstock - email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – Sometime Sunday morning, someone broke into the Byrd Theatre and stole money out of the bird cage used for donations.

The general manager of the Byrd tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the cage probably held less than $100.

But, the bigger problem was the damage to the theater doors, which may cost $1,200 to fix.

The crime comes at a tough time for the Byrd. Donations to Richmond's historic theatre have slowed with the economy.

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