Money collected at Monday’s nights Bessie Smith Strut has been stolen.

Chattanooga police responded to the Bessie Smith Hall for a burglary Tuesday, and discovered that between 12:00am and 10:00am a forced entry was made into the building.

Once inside, the suspect broke into one of the rooms and took a large amount of cash. 

Sources tell Channel 3 that the safe at the Bessie Smith Cultural center was stolen. It contained all of the money collected during the Strut along MLK Boulevard.

Channel 3 has a crew out on this story and will be updating this story throughout the evening.