Two Charged With 19 Church Break-Ins

Police say they have arrested two people for breaking into 19 churches in Greenville since August.

It was a story WITN News broke last Wednesday that churches in Pitt County had become targets of burglars.

Vidal Brevard & Lydia Crespo are charged with multiple counts of breaking into a place of worship.

Police say early Tuesday morning a patrol officer saw two people riding bicycles on South Wright Road. They both were carrying laptop computer bags. Police quickly found out the laptops belonged to Trinity FWB Church, which had its rear door forced open.

The break-ins got so bad that at least one church had someone sleeping in their sanctuary overnight as extra security. Police said things like cameras, TV's, speakers, musical equipment and microphones were being taken.

The 36-year-old Brevard is charged with 20 counts of breaking and entering into a place of worship and 18 counts of larceny. Crespo, who police say is 17-years-old, is facing four counts of breaking and entering into a place of worship and four counts of larceny.

Here is a list of the church break-ins that the couple have been charged with:

08-02-09 304 Truman St./Living Waters Holly Church
08-13-09 519 S. Pitt St./Last Days Harvest Church of God
08-26-09 519 S. Pitt St./Last Days Harvest Church of God
09-01-09 408 Hudson St./Living World Redemption Center
09-06-09 430 Bonners Ln./Miracle Deliverance Church
09-08-09 2001 Charles Blvd./Radiant Life Church
09-12-09 1703 W. 6th St./Zion Life Ministries
09-12-09 210 Church St./Breakthrough Revival Center
09-15-09 3105 S. Memorial Dr/Greenville Church of God
09-20-09 2111 Dickinson Ave./Faith and Evidence Church
09-21-09 3760 Philippi Dr./Phillipi Church
09-24-09 1400 Elm St./First Presbyterain Church
09-24-09 1505 Dickinson Ave./Intercessary Christian Center
09-24-09 1002 Evans St./Spirit & Truth Worship
09-29-09 2950 S. Memorial Dr./The Pentecostals
09-29-09 601 Norris St./St. Matthews Church of Christ
10-02-09 1111 S.E. Greenville Blvd./Hooker Memorial Church
10-05-09 212 Truman St./Living Faith Prophetic Ministries
10-11-09 204 Brinkley Drive/First Pentecostal Holiness
10-13-09 3111 Golden Rd./Trinity FWB Church

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