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July 19, 2014
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Police alarmed by the number of church break-ins

Jolyn Bryan, Star Writer

The St Thomas police have expressed concern over the increase in break-ins being experienced by churches across the parish.

Deputy Superintendent Charmaine Shand told the St Thomas Parish Council at its monthly meeting that while levels of crime were falling in the parish, break-ins at places of worship had increased significantly.

Most recently, thieves attempted to burglarise the National Church of God building in Pamphret on Monday night. The church had been broken into the previous month.

The thieves were thwarted by reinforcements made to the church's windows and doors after the first break-in, where equipment worth more than $300,000, including four wall mounted fans, a component set, speakers and an audio mixer, were stolen.

DSP Charmaine Shand is imploring churches to secure their premises and for community members to be vigilant and report suspicious activities.

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