LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE ( — After the theft of about $8,000 worth of equipment from the construction site of the La Cañada Tournament of Roses Association, Wells Fargo Bank is coming to the rescue.

Wells Fargo bank officials announced Wednesday they would donate $5,000 to help the group replace the equipment that was stolen from their construction site on Oct. 12 or 13. The stolen equipment included welding cables, insulated copper extension cords, bolt cutters and food.

The thieves may have cut through a fence from Flintridge Preparatory School to access the site, with copper wiring the likely target of the heist, sheriff’s officials said.

“The work the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association does every year to make their dream of building a float come true is remarkable,” Suzanne Hart of Wells Fargo said. “Their efforts unify the entire city and
give us all something to be proud of as we watch the parade on New Year’s Day. When our team learned of the equipment robbery we were heartbroken and knew we had to help.”

The association’s float is titled “Dog Gone,” and is designed to show a group of dogs stealing a dog-catcher’s truck. The parade’s 2014 theme is “Dreams Come True.”

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