(Cross Plains, Ind.) - It’s one thing to steal from a business or home, but perhaps even worse is taking from a church.
The Cross Plains Baptist Church was broken into sometime between August 14th and 17th says Ripley County Sheriff Tom Grills. Cleaning staff arrived at about 8:00 p.m. on the 17th to find thieves had stolen several hundred dollars worth of food from the church’s food pantry.
Grills says his office is working on the case, but no suspects have been identified as of Friday. There was no sign of forced entry at the church.
Anybody that has information on the church break-in is asked to call the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office at (812) 689-5555.
Also, the church is asking for food donations to help the local needy since their pantry was wiped out by the thieves, according to the Versailles Republican newspaper. Anybody interested in donating can contact Pastor David Gingerich at the church, (812) 667-4962.