A suspect or suspects in the break-ins have not been identified.
State police at Hollidaysburg said the incidents occurred during the overnight hours this week and primarily targeted churches, forcing entry by opening doors or breaking windows. The following churches were involved:
– Sinking Valley Presbyterian Church in Tyrone.
– Williamsburg Independent Baptist Church in Williamsburg.
– St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Martinsburg.
– Hope United Methodist Church in Alexandria.
– Grace Point Community Church in Williamsburg.
– Spruce Creek Methodist Church in Spruce Creek.
– Faith Assembly of God in Roaring Spring.
State police reported the suspect damaged $2,000 worth of Sinking Valley Presbyterian Church’s property. The investigation is ongoing. State police also reported a suspect pried the front door of Williamsburg Independent Baptist Church and stole Christmas cards and a lock box containing close to $100.
“People ask ‘Why would they steal Christmas cards?” said Pastor Joseph Weber of Williamsburg Independent. “Obviously they thought there was
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HOPEWELL — On Sept. 25, at 3:45 a.m., officers responded to the Family Dollar, located at 1033 Elm St., in reference to an alarm activation. Responding officers subsequently located a broken front glass door to the business. The preliminary investigation revealed that the offender had forced entry into the business, activated the alarm system and subsequently fled prior to police arrival.
Approximately 45 minutes later, officers responded to the SN Market located at 3420 Courthouse Road, in reference to a citizen’s report of glass breaking. Upon arrival, officers discovered one of the front glass doors had been shattered. Further investigation revealed that the offender had forced entry into the business, removed an undetermined amount of Newport cigarettes and fled the business prior to police arrival.
A review of the security cameras from both businesses revealed that the same offender was involved in both incidents. The offender
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Manassas police are investigating two break-ins Tuesday in the same area, police spokesperson Senior Officer Charles Sharp said.
A resident on the 8900 block of Princeton Park Drive reported a burglar broke in through a rear door of the home and stole jewelry. The break-in occurred between 10 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Around the corner, on the 8700 block of Bretton Woods Drive, a homeowner reported someone forced a rear window and stole electronic equipment between 6 a.m. and 4:50 p.m.
Anyone with information about these burglaries is asked to call the Manassas City Police Department Investigative Services Division at 703-257-8092 or Crime Solvers.
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