Pensacola, Fla. (WKRG) — A group aimed at helping former criminals appears to be the victim of crime. Bishop Leon Rankins with Another Chance Transitional Services, or ACTS, says someone broke into their facility at 2101 N. Pace Boulevard sometime before 2 am Saturday. He says a burglar or burglars smashed their way through glass doors and stole a TV. Rankins said it also appears whoever did this tried to break into other parts of the building.
“It really hurts because our main purpose is to help ex-offenders returning from incarceration. It’s an organization that helps the community. So to come in and see that someone has done this is devastating. We were preparing for our fundraiser this morning and this has hindered those efforts. We have our fundraisers on Saturdays so this hurts that effort but we will not be defeated. We are determined to rise back up and go forth,” said Bishop Leon Rankins. He says the incident has been reported to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. If anyone can help the organization Rankins said to give him a call at 850-384-3920.