Apr 15, 2013 7:53 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Who steals from a church? That's the question volunteers over at Wesley United Methodist Church are wondering after they discovered the front door to their thrift shop was wide open and some cash they had inside was gone.
Church employee, Rebecca Hope said, "we had been burglarized. I called the police, they came out with the crime scene and they've taken finger prints."
Hope says the person or people responsible busted open the thrift shop door, disconnected a fake camera they had in the ceiling and just carried on.The thief or thieves didn't actually take any items from the store. What they were after was, of course, the cash. They busted open a drawer holding some cash and took about $150 leaving a pile of pennies behind on the counter.
After rummaging through a few cupboards the crook(s) left with the money leaving, perhaps, the only thing they should have grabbed behind, a Bible.
"It is very sad," Hope said, "the only thing I can think of is that the people, whoever did this, they don't have Christ in their lives and I will pray for them and our congregation will pray for them that they will come to find the Lord."
Their objective was clear. They didn't ransack the place at all; just took the cash. The loss, however, still affects the church community and the people it tries to help.
"If you had a house fire and if everything was taken," Hope explained, "we allow people to come in and as a starter, because this is a thrift shop, to get cookware, clothes and what not."
The church would, of course, like the money back and although the fake camera didn't catch the thieves, Wesley United Methodist volunteers say God is always watching.