Bandits break and enter church

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Bandits break and enter church


Burglars broke and entered the Ciceron Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church sometime between Friday evening and this morning by forcing their way through the front door before carting off with a number of items including an amplifier, a mixer, a projector and some other equipment, worth over $10,000.

They also ransacked the place, spilling drawers and knocking over the lectern before escaping.

Pastor Franklin Bray told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that it appears the bandits were looking for money.

“That is a major concern for us and we are really alerting people so if they intend to sell or if they sell the items, persons would know those are stolen goods. It is sad that the church feels really invaded and for persons to be stealing items that would be considered sacred,” Bray said.

Asked whether this is the first time that such an incident has occurred, he said the church was invaded a few times before.

“We’ve had previous break-ins and we have done some things to correct the situation, but each time they seem to be entering somewhere else. It speaks to the level of criminality, poverty, desperation and disregard for the law and boundaries,” Pastor Bray explained.

“We want individuals out there to know that they should not purchase those items, unless the individuals can provide them with a receipt of purchase because those items, particularly having been stolen from a church, they will not receive the benefits of those things and they should not encourage criminality in the community,” he added.

The church service planned for 9 a.m. was cancelled. The police were called in and investigations are continuing.

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  1. That area needs to be fenced properly and other security measures put in place. The church is located right next to a ghetto where there are lots of criminals. Was always just a matter of time. At the front of the church when I pass by on evenings, all kinds of zobie fellers sitting on the steps of the church. Like I said... just a matter of time.

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  2. Its amazing not even the house of the lord is safe,but the devil once lived in heaven.Bandits just remember there is always a price to pay,the piper always collects.So don't let your life rewrite cheques that your soul can't cash.

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  3. Why God did not protect his own property? Probably he doesn't exist and only brain washed idiots keeps him alive.CHANGE THE ROOT AND YOU CHANGE THE FRUIT. Think different.

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    • read your bible... friend in JOHN 1:1 states there is a GOD... Genesis 1:1 states there is a God and creator...

      So get acquainted with God, the Devil is a liar trying to make you believe God doesn't exist...

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  4. J.Fwet,
    You have it wrong. The system is not failing the crooks. The PARENTS are failing these criminals. At what point in someone's thinking that it becomes okay to burglarized a place of worship? The value system is screwed up.

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  5. Wow isn't anything or place sacred anymore? People r now stealing from churches lord put a hand look like we going 2 hell in a basket....

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  6. The church not saying nothing about the economic woes in the country and condemning ungodly acts by the authorities or providing solutions, do what do they expect.

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    • what do you wnat the church to say...
      Time and time we preach come to God and turn from our wicked ways...

      time to time we say no government can't solve our problems only God can...

      if you read and study the bible you will see that the world is about to face a time of trouble never seen before, so things are about to get worse...

      only God can give us peace and secure our bread and water, so cover yourselves and family and friends under his blood.

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  7. Police investigations are perpetually continuing. When was the last time a "break in" was ever solved in St. Lucia? Even if the thieves' faces are caught on camera.

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    • J Fwet I thought The Lord was a forgiving Lord,it seems a lot of ppl on here are asking for The Lord to Punish these individuals...I will never seem to understand Christianity.
      In one hand everyone is in church singing & shouting & asking for forgiveness, but when someone else does something outside of their church or onto their church they ask for him/her to be punished.hmmmm

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      • Well my dear God will forgive but that doesn't mean the person/s will not face the consequence of their actions...

        Most of us have sex before marriage and God forgives us but the doesn't mean the baby will go away or the STDs or our past actions...

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