Thursday, September 6, 2012
Church Burglars Leave Note Of Apology
Burglars who targeted a local church last week left behind a letter, apologizing for committing the crime.
The pastor of Trinity Tabernacle Church, 6 Lindsey Church Road, Leoma, notified deputies with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department of the crime Wednesday evening.
The pastor reported that burglars had entered the church sometime between 7:00 p.m. on August 2, and 6:45 p.m. on August 5. Deputies found no sign of forced entry, but discovered that the rear door, the suspected point of entry, had been left unlocked.
Reports show that two bass guitars were stolen along with a gig bag and contents. Losses were estimated to be $1,750. One of the guitars was the property of the church, while the second belonged to a church member.
The pastor gave deputies a three-page typed letter, addressed to him, that had been left inside the church. It consisted of an apology for committing the crime and an explanation of why the crime had been committed.
Detectives with the department’s Criminal Investigation Division are continuing investigation into the crime.