UPDATE: Bandits cart off with over US$1,000 from SDA mission office

UPDATE: Bandits cart off with over US$1,000 from SDA mission office

2016-05-01 08.48.12

While the Mission of Seventh Day Adventists (SDA) is still counting their losses, following a major break-in at their Castries office, it has been discovered that the bandits took some US$1,000 and over E$500.

SDA Mission’s Chief Financial Officer, Rose Mary Desir, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) on Sunday that while the bandits managed to escape with cash, they also ransacked and destroyed several items.

Desir said she was informed of the break-in around 4 a.m. Sunday after an office assistant went to the office to prepare for normal services and discovered that the place had been ransacked.

It was later discovered that a partition to the accountant’s office was broken, a filing cabinet and two doors were damaged, and a cupboard which contained a safe was also destroyed during the break-in.

Desir told SNO that the telephones and computers in the building are not working, because of the damages made to the partition where the connection was fitted.

This is not the first time that the SDA mission office has experienced such an incident. Desir said during the 2016 Easter weekend, bandits also attempted to break into that same office.

The church executive believes that the bandits had an ample amount of time to carry out their illegal act, because there are no residents close to the office and only one church next door.

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  1. This is indeed very sad and many churches around the island have suffered, theives have stolen musical equipment and other valuables. It is indeed shameful. Let's pray that those who did so are healed from this disease and curse before it's too late

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  2. This act most likely is committed by young adults who of course want the money and want it now. This stolen money will not last long. It will soon be gone and then they will be at it again. It's just sad that the next victim doesn't even know it's their turn. Protect yourself by any means necessary. If the law can't protect you, then protect what you have worked hard for.

    People are too scared to talk, that fear is the only weapon lawless individuals need. St. Lucia is turning into a little Columbia. Everyone has a price to stay quiet.

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  3. You stealing less money than the losses you caused from damages. You seriously broke the entire side of a house to steal $1000 us. This sounds like something out of a dumb and dumber movie.

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  4. When are we going to stand up and put a stop to this lawlessness in this country, where it is very clear that the police doesn't have the zeal to work and the gov't can protect life and property.

    Lucians, the opportunity will soon be given to us to get us out of this mess.

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  5. The fact that they knew exactly where the money was located if I conclude correctly by the pictures.

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  6. WAIT A MINUTE I PAYING MY TITHES AND OFFERING TO BE STOLEN???
    " WILL A MAN ROB GOD? YET YE ROB ME. BUT YE SAY, WHEREIN HAVE WE ROBBED THEE? IN TITHES AND OFFERINGS"

    YOU ALL THIEVES BETTER RETURN OR ELSE THE WRATH OF GOD IS DEFINITELY GONNA BE UPON YOU.. BE VERY AFRAID CUZ GOD DON'T LIE AND HE MEANS WHAT HE SAYS AND SAYS WHAT HE MEANS.....

    REPENT BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE...

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    • you never know they are probably cursed already that is why they are engaging in such behaviour

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