Churches Being Targeted In Cool Thefts

Lawmen in one county in the East say thieves are now targeting churches and stealing their air conditioner units.

Wayne County deputies say between Sunday and Thursday of last week four churches had their central heating/air conditioning units and copper tubing stolen.

The four churches are Falling Creek Baptist Church, Selah Christian Church, Steven's Missionary Baptist Church and Thunderswamp Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Crimestoppers is offering up to a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of these thieves. You can call call Crimestoppers at 919-735-2255 or send a text message to 919-273-6585.

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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jun 23, 2009 at 05:35 PM
    Sam and G, yes these people need help, they need a home, open the cell door, welcome, slam. Next idiot.
  • by Garth Location: Wayne's World on Jun 23, 2009 at 04:42 PM
    I remember a few years back when a church in Manteo, NC was broken into, robbed, and set ablaze. As I recall, the young man that did it originally was to be tried under the Patriot Act because it was either a hate crime or an act of terrorism or something like that. What I do know is that he only got a slap on the wrist. Crimes in general are bad enough but, when it is a crime against a place of worship, I find it to be absolutely disgusting. I hope that these jerks sentenced to a long-long prison term and they have to serve their sentence at a prison that has no air-conditioning.
  • by jojo on Jun 23, 2009 at 04:27 PM
    Steal from a church you go to hades!!!
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Jun 23, 2009 at 11:45 AM
    Cowards always go after the innocent, hence 911. These punk theives are using the same tactics as the Taliban; go after those who cannot properly defend themselves. You cannot outrun God.
  • by G Location: NC on Jun 23, 2009 at 11:18 AM
    I agree with you Sam, they do need some help.
  • by Sam on Jun 23, 2009 at 11:10 AM
    To G, well those people are people who need some help.
  • by Bradley on Jun 23, 2009 at 10:35 AM
    @Brian...Stealing is not in Gods Plan! Read your Bible.
  • by Anonymous Location: greenville on Jun 23, 2009 at 10:23 AM
    Why is this NOW just making news, last year when scrap copper was worth MORE they were being stolen then and no media attention was made. It was also stolen from churches and soup kitchens.
  • by G Location: NC on Jun 23, 2009 at 10:05 AM
    Wow Sam and Tulips! No wonder people don't like us Christians!....
  • by Tulips Location: Chocowinity on Jun 23, 2009 at 09:12 AM
    God won't let them get away with this. Those idiots might end up trying to sell the AC's right back to an unsuspecting church member or even better....The units might not work after they install them elsewhere.
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