The Newnan Times-Herald

Local

CCSO investigating more thieves hitting local churches


  • By Clay Neely
  • |
  • Jul. 10, 2020 - 5:47 PM

Donate To Support Local Journalism.

Please consider making a donation so we can continue to bring you the latest news and information on COVID-19 in our community.

Donate Now
CCSO investigating more thieves hitting local churches

The Newnan Times-Herald


A recent series of crimes against local churches has investigators looking for answers.

On June 23, a suspect used a brick to break into Southside Church and Go Church where he stole a number of instruments from each church, including guitars, keyboards and a drum kit.

He was seen driving a black 2015-2020 GMC Yukon XL, according to Inv. Cory Mauldin with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident comes exactly one month after another suspect stole money from a church donation box while driving a BMW sports car.

The incident occurred in May at Faith Bible Church in Sharpsburg when an unknown person driving a BMW M3 stole an undetermined amount of cash from the church donation box located in the parking lot.

Due to the ongoing issues of COVID-19 and attendance, many churches have opted to leave donation boxes outside the buildings in order to help promote safety.

In the latest incident Monday, a man and woman driving a black Hyundai Azera targeted Go Church again, attempting to pry open a lock box meant for donations. The pair were caught on video by the church’s security camera. particle_120610174558-1.jpg?mtime=20200710174710#asset:50407

The suspect in the Faith Bible Church incident appears to be a white male, Mauldin said. Anyone with information on either case is asked to contact Mauldin at 678-423-6698 or at cmauldin@coweta.ga.us .