Tag: theft

Biloxi duo arrested for robbing church

| September 10, 2011 | 0 Comments



BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – Two Biloxi residents have been arrested for robbing a church. Police say Walter Reed, Jr. and Cynthia McDonald have both been charged in separate burglaries that have occurred at the Seashore Methodist Assembly Church. Police report that the burglaries occurred over the period of a month. According to police, the suspects […]




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Largo woman stole wallets as churchgoers took Communion, police say

| September 9, 2011 | 0 Comments



LARGO — The churchgoers left their purses on their pews when they went to take Communion. That's when the woman swooped in and stole their wallets, police said. In the hours following the thefts, Largo police found, the woman used the victims' credit cards to buy gift cards and electronics at area stores. According to […]




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New priest slams thieves who stole lead from Portsmouth church roof

| September 9, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHURCHGOERS in a tight-knit community are distraught after thieves stole lead from their place of worship and caused damage that will cost thousands to repair. St Michael and All Angels’ Church, off Hempsted Green in Paulsgrove, has been left with a leaking roof, blown electrics, peeling plaster and damp after crooks stole all of the […]




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Beatles’ yellow submarine stolen from Liverpool church

| September 9, 2011 | 0 Comments



A model of the Beatles' yellow submarine has been stolen from outside the Liverpool church where Sir Paul McCartney used to be a choirboy. St Barnabas Church, in Penny Lane, hosts a weekend to celebrate its connection with the band each year. It places a 6ft (1.8m) by 5ft (1.5m) hardboard cut-out of a yellow […]




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Thief Targets Several Wichita Churches

| September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



Police are looking for a woman, 20-30, dark hair with highlights or streaks, and with multiple tattoos on her neck, shoulders, and arms. "All my credit cards, my social security card. She got everything," said Marilyn Johnson. Marilyn was one of at least five victims during Wednesday's string of church thefts. She saw a woman […]




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Stole from charity boxes while living in church loft

| September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments



A Cavan man who was living in the loft of a church and stole an estimated €1,100 from the charity boxes was handed a six-month sentence when he pleaded guilty to the offence at the local district court. Ossie Keyes of 25 Rocklands, Cavan, was given six months for handling a set of keys for […]




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Exclusive: Historic churches in peril as metal thefts soar

| September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments



Published on Wednesday 7 September 2011 06:56 Churches across Yorkshire are facing multi-million pound repair bills as thieves increasingly target them for lead and other materials, the Yorkshire Post has discovered. Insurance claims totalling £6m have been submitted in the past few years with the scale of the problem is so widespread that church leaders […]




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Looters target Tunisian synagogue

| September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments



A synagogue in the Tunisian city of Sfax has been vandalised. According to CRIF, the representative body of French Jewry, Synagogue Beth-El was ransacked towards the end of last month while Tunisian Muslims were marking the month of Ramadan. It is believed the synagogue has not been guarded since the Arab Spring revolutionaries overthrew the […]




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HCSO: Suspect in Harris County church thefts arrested in Florida

| September 6, 2011 | 0 Comments



HOUSTON – A woman suspected in a series of church thefts in Harris County, among other crimes, was arrested in Florida on Sunday. Cynthia Gonzalez, aka Cynthia Martinez, has been on the run since June. She’s wanted in Harris County on charges of tampering with government records, credit card abuse and forgery. She’s also wanted […]




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Battle to save historic paintings after lead is stolen from Burton Dassett church

| September 4, 2011 | 0 Comments



A CHURCH built by the Knights Templars in the 1300s faces a massive bill to protect medieval wall paintings after thieves stripped lead off the roof. It is the second time in four years that thieves have targeted All Saints in Burton Dassett. Now parishioners face the prospect next year of not being able to […]




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Church’s Pic Leads To Copper Theft Arrest

| September 4, 2011 | 0 Comments



SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. — A surveillance picture has led to an arrest in the case of a church struck by four copper thefts in two weeks, according the the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. Whitney Baptist Church reported that the copper pipes leading to two of its air conditioning units had been repeatedly cut off by […]




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Pasadena church’s air conditioner stolen twice since June

| September 3, 2011 | 0 Comments



A Pasadena church has once again become the victim of theft earlier this week. The Faith Baptist Church, located in the 2600 block of Lafferty Rd., was targeted for their air conditioning unit. Pasadena Police Department Public Information Officer Vance Mitchell said the church had their air conditioner stolen this past June and had to […]




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Church nursery employee charged with felony

| September 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



A 21-year-old Hailey woman has been charged with a felony for allegedly misusing a co-worker's debit card number to transfer money to the telephone accounts of two inmates at the Blaine County jail. One of the inmates has been incarcerated since March for allegedly stabbing the same woman. Erika M. Ruiz was arrested by Ketchum […]




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Carthage Church Targeted Again By AC Thieves

| September 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



Thieves target a Carthage church and it's not the first time. Now church members are left holding a $10,000 repair bill. Members of Fellowship Tabernacle are building a barrier to stop thieves from hitting again and offering a reward to help find the thieves who ripped out air conditioning units This is the second time […]




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Suspect in Shawnee church robbery sentenced to 10 years

| September 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



SHAWNEE, Okla. — The suspect accused of burglarizing a Shawnee church and robbing and kidnapping a church member has pleaded guilty in his case and been sentenced. Jason William Keller, 21, Meeker, was charged in Pottawatomie County District Court in connection with the May incident. He was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years with the Department […]




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