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Jan 12, 2012

Wesley Church burglarized

For the third time in as many months Wesley Church on Albert Street has been targeted by thieves.  Sometime overnight the building was burglarized and an array of electronic items was stolen.  To make matters worse the church had only just installed an organ a few weeks ago and a pricey piece of that equipment has gone missing.  According to Reverend David Goff, he believes that the job was carried out by repeat burglars who have studied the layout of the building thoroughly.

Reverend David Goff, Minister, Wesley Church

David Goff

“Yesterday when our sexton who looks after the church left the church, everything was secured; the property was secured. And when he arrived this morning early as he normally does, he found that the door that he uses to enter and exit from was opened. He noticed that the lock had been dismantled from the door; the screws placed neatly on the floor and one or more persons had gained entrance and had stolen some things from the church. We believe that they came in through a window on the side of the church first and perhaps through a small child take off the locks and opened the door. They have taken several items from us: the amplifier for our public address system, two small receivers for the cordless microphones, the clock off the wall, one of the wall fans and one of the main things that is troubling to us too is that we have just installed a brand new organ last December (the December that just passed) and they have taken one of the speakers from the organ which is a key speaker for the whole system of speakers for the organ. So that is it really.”

Isani Cayetano

“Can you give us the estimated value of the items that were stolen?”

Reverend David Goff

“Roughly we estimate that the things are about two thousand five hundred dollars; probably more, but that would be a rough estimate.”

Isani Cayetano

“Wesley Church on Albert Street has been the target of thieves in the past. From what I understand this is the third such incidence within a few months. Can you speak to us if any measures will be taken to either secure the premises otherwise or have a watchman or someone stationed here?”

Reverend David Goff

“Well let me just say that first of all, since we have been having this spate of burglaries, we have been taking measures to make the church more secure. It is obvious that we will have to do some more things. One of the things we’re considering is having security personnel on the property. There are some other measures we will look at which I will not elaborate on right now. But the church would have to actively and intentionally pursue some improved measures for security to safeguard the property of the church and its environs. And if I may say its environs because we have also been discovering that not only are they praying upon the church itself, but they are using the church yard late at night—at various times really—as the public passes by, they are using the church yard as sort of a vantage point to pounce and pray upon persons [by] hiding behind some of the plants and trees in the church yard and then attacking persons as they pass on Albert Street. So we are very concerned and we would want to see something done to sort of eradicate this sort of thing happening.”

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3 Responses for “Wesley Church burglarized”

  1. Earl Grey says:

    This is a NEW LOW…. ROB A CHURCH AND GO STRAIGHT TO HELL!!!

  2. OriginalWoman says:

    All I can say is, OMG…..!!!!

  3. WESTERNMERMAID says:

    WE ARE SURELY LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS, REPENT PEOPLE FOR THE DAY OF WRATH IS UPON US, THE RIGHTEOUS WILL PAY FOR THE UNRIGHTEOUS.
    THE DEVIL, SATAN IS AT WORK, BUT SOON ALL HIS EVIL WORK WILL END.
    HAPPY ARE THOSE WHO STAYS STRONG TO THE END.

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