Tag: burglary

Arrest to throw light on church burglaries

| July 14, 2010 | 0 Comments



Police in Goa have arrested a man in connection with a convent school burglary, in which students’ trophies and brass-plated shields were stolen. Sanjay Rathod was arrested on July 12 in connection with the July 6 robbery in Bethany Convent High School at Sao Jose de Areal, south of Panaji, the state capital. Police said […]




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Drug addict stole from vulnerable churches to feed his habit

| July 12, 2010 | 0 Comments



A HEROIN addict carried out a campaign of burglaries targeting churches across Lincolnshire and Leicestershire to feed his drug habit, Lincoln Crown Court heard. James Taylor toured the countryside with his partner before selecting his targets hitting vulnerable rural churches. Rob Townsend, prosecuting, said Taylor stole safes from St Swithin's Church at Long Bennington and […]




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Suspects in Prescott Valley church burglary found hiding under pews

| July 7, 2010 | 0 Comments



PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. — Two men are accused of breaking into a Prescott Valley church and stealing money and jewelry. At approximately 2 a.m. Tuesday, the Prescott Valley Police Department received a call from a parishioner at St. Germaine Catholic Church reporting that he heard noises that sounded like someone was attempting to break into […]




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Chinese nuns injured in church burglaries

| July 5, 2010 | 0 Comments



Two nuns were injured by an armed man as burglaries hit churches on two successive nights in Weihui diocese, Henan province, China. The thief, a man in his 30s, broke into a church in Yanjin county, 35 kilometers outside Weichui city, on June 27. He stole a mobile phone and 370 yuan (US$55). Disturbed by […]




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Skinny Church Burglar Uses Crucifix For Theft

| July 2, 2010 | 0 Comments



A desperate thief broke into a Ft. Lauderdale Catholic Church last weekend, and in an act many would consider sacrilege, used a crucifix to bust into a donation box, according to Ft. Lauderdale Police. Surveillance photos show the crook sitting with a crucifix on his lap as he attempts to open a donation box where […]




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Pastor speaks out about church burglary

| July 2, 2010 | 0 Comments



AMARILLO, TEXAS — This is the second time in two weeks Paramount Baptist Deaf Church has been burglarized. Early Monday, morning Pastor Darrell Bonjour walked in to find doors kicked in, money missing, a missing video cameras, and blatant acts of vandalism. " Let me show you what they did to get in. They took […]




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Thieves rob Baton Rouge church

| June 28, 2010 | 1 Comment



BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – A church burglary caused one Baton Rouge pastor to turn his congregation away Sunday. The thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment from Christland Christian Community Church on Iroquois Street and North Acadian Thruway West. The burglars cut through a gate surrounding an area of the church usually locked […]




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2 steal iPad, other items from Bishop Eddie Long’s office

| June 23, 2010 | 0 Comments



At first, the master key to the New Birth Baptist Church was missing. Then, an iPhone, iPad and other random items – more than $1,300 worth – were taken from Bishop Eddie Long’s office. The incident happened on June 13, according to a DeKalb police report obtained by the AJC. A security camera at the […]




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Thefts have churches on alert

| June 14, 2010 | 0 Comments



At Westwood Hills Church of God, Senior Pastor Bob Kuschel had a warning for thieves. "We have pit bulls and alligators," as well as razor wire, Kuschel laughed Sunday after a morning service. Kuschel was kidding. But, joking aside, like other area churches, security is not an issue Westwood Hills takes lightly. Doors are locked, […]




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Reward offered for info on church burglaries

| June 11, 2010 | 0 Comments



MINERAL WELLS — Mineral Wells police are requesting information regarding several recent church burglaries. Two churches in the southeast portion of town were broken into sometime the evening of June 2 or early morning June 3 and a church in the 3700 block of Ram Boulevard was reported broken into Wednesday. Police believe the burglaries […]




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Burglar breaks into Wareham church, steals pastor’s wallet

| June 10, 2010 | 0 Comments



WAREHAM — Hours after Pastor Rob Fantoni concluded his Sunday night Bible study, sin smashed its way through a front window of the Heaven’s Gate Church. Police say a 16-year-old Onset male broke into the church, located at 3090 Cranberry Highway, by smashing one of the building’s bay windows with a rock around 12:30 a.m. […]




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3 Churches Robbed in One Day

| June 8, 2010 | 1 Comment



THE COLONY, Texas – Three churches in The Colony were robbed of cash and other items during the early morning hours on Tuesday, police said. Two of the churches — Christ Community Church and First United Methodist Church, are located on Paige Road, while the third, Holy Cross Catholic Church, is on Morningstar. Investigators said […]




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Church is dismayed about theft suspect

| June 5, 2010 | 1 Comment



The pastor of Community Baptist Church is disappointed that someone the church tried to help is accused of breaking into it and stealing musical instruments and equipment. But that's not going to stop the church's mission work, the Rev. Eric Workman said. "We will try to keep moving forward," Workman said. The Davidson County Sheriff's […]




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Computers Also Stolen From Church That Burned Down

| May 25, 2010 | 0 Comments



Miami-Dade arson investigators said Monday that someone intentionally set fire to a century old church in Florida City a day earlier, and now they discovered someone also stole five laptop computers in the church's community center. Branches United Methodist Church at 145 NW 5th Avenue was reduced to ash and debris after fire destroyed the […]




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Man who stole from Upper Darby church sentenced to 16-84 months

| May 25, 2010 | 0 Comments



MEDIA COURTHOUSE — James Joy robbed from the church last February and for his penance he will do 16 to 84 months behind bars. “I just want to apologize for my actions,” said a repentant Joy, 22, of Upper Darby, as he stood handcuffed Monday and entered a plea before Judge Gregory Mallon. “I have […]




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