FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — Fall River police are investigating after a daycare center was broken into two times in one weekend and more than $2,000 worth of items were stolen.

The Pumpkin Patch Childcare Center on South Main Street has not yet opened to children, and already the building has been broken into not once, but twice.

“They helped themselves to everything, just about everything we had,” Owner Natashia Machado said. “Every toy, everything that was brand new is what they helped themselves to. Sinks, first aid kits, everything.”

Machado learned of the first break in on Saturday morning when she said she got a call from Fall River police. Someone had reported to them that the window to the childcare center was broken with a rock.

Once Machado got there, she saw a boulder-sized rock on the ground inside of her business, and realized most of the items inside had been stolen.

“It brought me to tears,” Machado said. “I couldn’t speak to the police. I just stood at that door and I just cried.”

She said her father patched up the window with plywood. But a day later, someone broke that plywood off the window and entered the building a second time, stealing a power drill.

“The first time, I was upset,” she said. “I mean, I didn’t eat that day, I didn’t sleep, I cried the whole day. The second day, I was mad.”

The Fall River native already runs two other daycare centers in Swansea and Rehoboth, but she wanted to open a third location in the neighborhood she grew up in on the south end of the city.

“I was born and raised here, this was the South End Library when I was growing up,” Machado said. “I grew up right around the corner, so I wanted to be back here. Just a couple bad eggs won’t ruin it for me.”

The total cost of the items stolen is over $2,000. Machado started an Amazon Wish List to replace the stolen toys, and was shocked at how fast her community pulled through for her.

“They bought everything overnight,” Machado said. “Overnight! I woke up and I only had, like, four things left on my wish list. They’ve been amazing. That’s Fall River. Not this.”

The Major Crimes Division is investigating the incidents. Anyone with information is asked to call (508) 324-2796, and anonymous tips can be made by calling (508) 672-TIPS (8477).