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Two churches burglarized in Long County
Church Broken Into
LCSD deputies examine the door at First Samoan where intruders broke in. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
Two Long County churches, Trinity Baptist Church and the First Samoan Church of Christ, were broken into on Nov. 5 or 6, according to Long County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Nicky Anderson.
Anderson said LCSD Deputy Jimmy Middleton responded to the call at First Samoan and found an intruder had kicked in the back door of the church, which led into the kitchen. Anderson said a desk drawer had been pried open and $300 was missing. Nothing else was taken.
The investigator said the theft happened sometime between 9:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and 8 a.m. Nov. 6.
Early Nov. 5, Trinity Baptist Church also was reportedly broken into, Anderson said.
Middleton responded to the call and found intruders had pried the front glass door off its frame and entered the building. Anderson said the suspect or suspects broke into the church office and rummaged through a file cabinet and a desk.
Nothing was reported missing, but the building was damaged.
Both churches are on Lee Place Road, near Elim Church Road in the northeastern part of the county.
As of Nov. 13, Anderson had no leads in the cases. Investigators are asking the public to come forward with any information about the crimes. Call 545-2118.
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