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Yoakum Police investigating church burglaries

By Sonny Long
June 28, 2011 at 1:28 a.m.


TO REPORT INFORMATIONAnyone having information on the church burglaries in Yoakum is asked to contact the Yoakum Police Department at 361-293-5234.

Yoakum Police are investigating three church burglaries in the same general vicinity that all took place within a week of each other.

"We may be dealing with the same person in all three of these," said Yoakum Police Chief Arthur Rogers. "Investigators are following up on different leads at this point."

The first burglary was reported on June 18 at the Austin Street Baptist Church, 1308 E. Gonzales St. A flat screen television, model unknown, was stolen, according to a Yoakum Police report.

"They made entry by tampering with the glass through the double doors at the rear of the main hallway," said Rogers.

Also reported on June 18, the First United Methodist Church, 1226 E. Gonzales St., was entered through a classroom window that had been broken, according to a police report.

A DVD/VCR combination and about 15 Disney videos were stolen, Rogers said.

A week later, on June 25, an outside storage shed at the Yoakum Church of Christ, 606 Sheehan St., was broken into and a Snapper riding lawn mower stolen.

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