Ark. Baptist mission church burglarized in LR

    August 1, 2018

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    Sarah Davis
    Arkansas Baptist News

    LITTLE ROCK – Mercy Church an Arkansas Baptist mission was burglarized July 29 resulting in more than $4300 loss of technology and damage to the church’s building.

    Mercy Church launched in 2015 is located at 8705 Scott Hamilton Drive in Little Rock.

    “I was shocked when I got to the church and saw it had been burglarized” said Terrance Long pastor of Mercy Church.

    Long said he received a text from a church member Sunday night saying there were two suspicious-looking men in the church parking lot.

    “The next morning when I got up I went to the church and walked around” said Long. Seeing a broken window on the south side of the church he called the police.

    The intruders took three TVs a laptop and cameras. They broke down the doors to the office and pastor’s study. According to KATV food boxes were ripped open and a fire extinguisher was sprayed on the floor.

    “People are responding in prayer but everyone is pretty shocked that someone would break into a church” said Long. “We just need to secure the church a little bit more but we can’t stop doing what we are doing.”

    Police were able to get fingerprints and a blood sample from the crime scene and they currently are looking for the people responsible.

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