Four churches broken into over the weekend; Crime Stoppers offering reward

From Staff Reports

Aug 6, 2007 - The local Crime Stoppers organization is offering a lot of money — up to $1,000 — to catch whoever was responsible for break-ins at four Sulphur Springs churches this weekend.

The method of entry was virtually the same at all four churches — Shannon Oaks Church, St. Philip's Episcopal Church, League Street Church of Christ and First Assembly of God. The burglar or burglars either busted down a door or broke out a window to gain entry to church offices. Their sole interest was apparently cash, which was the only thing taken from any of the churches.

"They went for money and money only," said Scott Sewell, Crime Stoppers coordinator.

Tips which help solve the cases and result in an arrest could yield up to $1,000 for the person who phones it in to Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information about the break-ins is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 903-885-4040. Calls are handled in such a way that callers do not have to give their names, just their information, and they can't be forced to testify in court. If the tip helps solve the case through arrest or conviction, the caller could receive a reward as high as $1,000.

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