Westwood Baptist Church, off Club Boulevard, was entered through thefellowship hall, apparently with the aid of a crowbar. One or morethieves made off with a computer, vcr, and payroll checks after ransackingthe building.
The minister, John Yavek, is grateful that no one was in the churchwhile the thieves were there.
A small amount of blood was found in the office from which the computerwas taken.
Police are investigating the Westwood break-in, as well as a robberyreported six minutes later from Immanuel Baptist Church at 3573Hillsborough Road, and a break-in reported from Grey Stone BaptistChurch at 2601 Hillsborough Road. Immanuel Baptist lost a video camera.Nothing was stolen from Gray Stone, but a slab of concrete was thrownthrough a glass door to gain entry.
Investigators will be considering if all the break-ins are related,which would be suggested by the location of the churches involved.
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