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July 21, 2014
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Another St Thomas church broken into

DEON P GREEN, STAR Writer

Another church in St Thomas has been broken into by thieves. The Morant Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church is the latest victim of a series of robberies in which musical and electrical appliances have been snatched from the houses of worship.

Reports reaching The Starare that when a deacon arrived early to open the church for Sabbath worship, he realised that a door had been smashed in and the grill broken. The thieves made off with microphones, ceiling fans and a microwave.

In their bid to escape over a fence, some other electrical appliances are believed to have fallen and were found. One church member said the only reason the speakers and other musical instruments were not taken is that they were grilled to the ceiling of the church or secured out of the criminals reach.

targeting churches

Only recently, the Morant Bay police confirmed that thieves were targeting churches in the parish for their audio and computer systems. That confirmation comes after three churches in the parish were plundered by the crooks.

The other churches robbed were the Seventh-day Adventist Church in White Horses, relieved of a projector and compact disc player; the Emmanuel Apostolic Church in White Horses, robbed of speakers, amplifier and a keyboard; and the Lyssons Church of God in Christ, robbed of its computer.

Detectives at the Morant Bay CIB say the attack on the churches is regular occurrence in St Thomas, in which audio equipment is stolen, as they can be sold easily to sound system operators, as well as used in car sound systems.

There were prayers and appeals at the church for the thieves on the weekend to return the equipment and for them to desist from robbing the house of God.

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