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New Iberia training facility looks to rebuild after being robbed

Over $3,000 worth of equipment stolen
Posted at 6:00 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 19:48:48-04

As the community comes together to uplift and help each other during one of the hardest times for local business, it's hard to believe anyone would be able to steal from any of these places. Unfortunately for Next Level Training Academy, looking to open a place to develop athletes, found over $3,000 worth of equipment stolen.

"We've noticed battle ropes have been taken and resistance bands that are gone. Boxing gloves along with speed training equipment we intended to use for our clients," said Amber Bessard.

This second location was an effort to help develop athletes in the community, and the staff was initially looking to open in April. That seems to continue to be pushed back even further than management were hoping for.

"Workout equipment is expensive. Like, unbelievably expensive," said Bessard.

With figuring out how to manage when income is on hold and employees unable to see clients, management took to social media to ask for the people responsible to simply be kind to local business.

"You know, just return the items and have a better regard for what people are going through right now," said Bessard.