Meridian Star

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January 23, 2013

Hattiesburg police searching for church burglars

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Hattiesburg police are investigating an additional church burglary that occurred sometime between late Sunday night and early Monday morning.

Lt. Jon Traxler tells The Hattiesburg American burglars stole a small amount of cash from Heritage United Methodist Church. He says the burglars also damaged the inside of the church after gaining entry by breaking a window.

The burglary occurred at around the same time as two church burglaries under investigation by the Lamar County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Danny Rigel said burglars entered both Magnolia Baptist Church and Willow Pointe Church after breaking windows at each.

He said investigators and church staffs could find nothing missing.

Traxler also said a window was broken at Kensington Woods Church of Christ, but investigators could find no sign of entry.

 

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