Tag: burglary

Thieves steal from church

| May 30, 2011 | 0 Comments



ALEDO — Thieves climbed atop an Aledo church last week and stole copper wiring, leaving behind thousands of dollars worth of damage — and an item that may lead to their identification. Parker County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a theft of property call Thursday in the 16200 block of Old Weatherford Road in Aledo.   […]




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Burglars Stealing Silver Sefer Torah Crowns Busted After Investigation By Metropolitan Police & Shomrim London NW

| May 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



During the last 4 months, at least 10 shuls in North West London have been targeted by burglars, who are specifically targeting the silver on Sifrei Torah. The burglars seem to be well informed as to where the shuls are located in the area. During three of these burglaries, Sifrei Torah have been broken apart […]




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Pastor finds reported burglar in Beaumont church

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



A Beaumont man is in jail after being accused of breaking into a church on Highway 69 Tuesday evening. Dustin Wayne Harrington, 25, is in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility for burglary of a building and has a $20,000 bond, according to a jail employee. The pastor of a church in the 3600 block of […]




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Burglars take gifts collected in honor of retiring pastor

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



RICHMOND — As members of White Oak Pond Church say goodbye to their pastor of 25 years, they are forced to suffer another loss. Donations made in the pastor’s honor were stolen from the church Sunday night, said Charla Gilbert, student associate minister. “This doesn’t help us in losing our minister,” Gilbert said. “It’s hard […]




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Church burglaries on the rise

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



INO, Ala. — It was a step Ino Baptist Church administrator Wayne Russell did not want to take, but after last week’s events, the church’s security measures are increasing. Two burglaries occurred at the large church last week, and money was taken in each incident, Russell said. In the latest event, thieves took a safe […]




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Man, Young Son Charged With Parish Robbery

| May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — A 52-year-old Bridgewater man charged last month with breaking into 16 houses, at times while his 4-year-old daughter accompanied him, was arrested late Friday night on charges that he and his 11-year-old son broke into a church parish center to steal food, our news partner The Enterprise reported. Michael Varano, of 24 […]




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Lafayette churches watchful after crime

| May 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Churches often deal with sin, but Lafayette spiritual leaders said even they aren't immune to crime. The saints peering around St. Lawrence Catholic Church no longer see any signs of sin. It's all been cleared after a break-in to the church and it's parish office that was reported on April 26, […]




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Man steals thousands from Wyandotte church on Easter Sunday

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



Easter Sunday is one of the most well-attended days of the year at many churches, and it also was the day a man decided to steal thousands of dollars from a Wyandotte church right after mass. Police say the man entered Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic Church and asked to speak with the […]




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Thou shalt not steal and church is making sure

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



A West Auckland church is planning to have people on security patrols during Sunday services after thieves broke into churchgoers' cars over Easter. The thieves smashed their way into two vehicles in the Massey Samoan Congregational Christian Church carpark on Sunday, while churchgoers were inside. The incident happened around 5.30pm during an Easter service. One […]




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Olanta congregation faces Easter with church in shambles

| April 24, 2011 | 0 Comments



OLANTA, SC — Vandals and thieves have “violated” Olanta’s True Faith Pentecostal Church, but fighting to keep them out is a “losing battle,” church deacon Charles Kettering said. If people had only stolen items from the building while it was dormant after a fire, that would be easier to accept, he said. “But to be […]




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Henderson Co. Church Robbed On Good Friday

| April 24, 2011 | 0 Comments



HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — Covenant Presbyterian Church on Kanuga Road Near Hendersonville was found burglarized on Good Friday, according to Henderson County Sheriff's Office. Rev. Chip Vining said more than $10,000 worth of musical, audio and computer equipment along with some petty cash was stolen. "They're in the church, at the holiest time of year […]




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Cash, computers lifted from 7 Mount Pleasant area churches during burglary spree

| April 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Police say thieves are targeting churches in the Mount Pleasant area, breaking in at night and stealing anything from computers to office equipment to small amounts of cash from Sunday collection plates. The Morning Sun in Mount Pleasant reports Saturday that seven church burglaries have been reported in April. Isabella County […]




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Easter halted by church break-in

| April 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



For the first time in 137 years, St. John's Lutheran Church in Natrona will not host an Easter Sunday service. A break-in and theft of copper during Holy Week left the church without heat and water, rendering it impossible for the church's small congregation to celebrate Christianity's most sacred day at their home church. Police […]




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Kingsland Baptist church vandalized

| April 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



KINGSLAND, Texas (KXAN) – Authorities on Friday were investigating the burgalry and vandalism of the First Baptist Church in Kingsland,‎ in which a glass door was shattered, several locked doors were kicked in, laptop and sound equipment were stolen and the church safe was taken. The safe was found later in the day on a […]




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Gang of men suspected of burgling £20,000 of artefacts from synagogues

| March 27, 2011 | 0 Comments



POLICE have released images of a group of men suspected to have burgled around £20,000 of religious artefacts from synagogues across the borough. Items were taken from Golders Green Reform in Dunstan Road, Sadigura synagogue in Golders Green Road and Ohr Chodosh synagogue in Brentmead Place on January 15, March 7, 16 and 17. Members […]




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