October 24, 2021

INFO 10

THE TRUTH IN BLACK AND WHITE

Three Linden churches burglarised in one week

Police are investigating an alleged act of sacrilege that was reportedly committed on The Flourishing Place Apostolistic Ministry Jubilee Center located at Richmond Hill, Mackenzie Linden, The Prayer Worship Church located on Crabwood Street, Mackenzie and the Mackenzie Baptist Church, all in the span of one week

According to reports, The Flourishing Place Apostolistic Ministry Jubilee Center was burglarised between Tuesday 2nd March, 2021 about 20:45 hours and Saturday 6th March, 2021 about 09:10 hours by person(s) unknown. Members turned up on Saturday 6th, March, 2021 to prepare for Sunday service, when it was discovered that the window and door to the eastern side were opened and several items were missing,

These include, one amplifier worth $40,000.00, one audio mixer worth $30,000.00 and a gift set consisting of a cologne and watch.

Following service last Tuesday around 20:25 hrs, members secured the building and reported that everything was intact.

The MacKenzie Baptist Church was reportedly burglarised between Friday 5th March, 2021 about 20:30 hours and Saturday 6th March, 2021 about 6:30 hours.

The items missing include one keyboard power cord worth $5000.00 and a black bag of clothes consisting of several pants and shirts

Enquiries disclosed that on Friday 5th March, 2021 about 20:30 hrs after choir practice, the premises was secured leaving everything intact.

On Saturday 6th March, 2021 about 6:30 hours when the premises was opened for cleaning it was discovered that the window in the toilet area was removed and the items went missing. The western door to the back was wide open.

The Prayer Worship Church is the third place of worship that has filed sacrilege reports with the police.

In this instance the act is said to have occurred between Thursday 4th March, 2021 about 19:00 hours and Saturday 6th March, 2021 about 08:45 hours by person(s) unknown.

Stolen are one amplifier worth $30,000.00, two 5 inch speaker boxes, each valued 30,000.00 and 6 electrical fans.

Enquiries disclosed that on Thursday 4th March 2021 at about 19:00 hrs after a prayer meeting the premises was secured leaving everything intact. On Saturday 6th March, 2021 about 08:45 hours when the cleaner opened to clean and discovered the items missing.

An investigation has been launched into all three incidents