Reward offered for two suspects in a string of Harrison County church break-ins
The photos police believe will help them identify the men responsible for at least five burglaries.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A reward is being offered for two people caught on surveillance camera robbing southern Indiana churches.
The Harrison County Sheriff's Department released clear photos of the suspects and offered up $1,000 for the pair they believe are connected to at least five church burglaries. Police said the thieves hit Heidelberg United Methodist Church, Blue River Church, Pleasant Ridge Methodist, Perserverance Chapel and Old Capitol United Methodist.
Authorities believe the same two thieves also broke into a car at the Blue River Chapel DNR access site and a home nearby.
"We take this very serious, and in Harrison County, law enforcement still sends people to prison for burglaries," Harrison County Sheriff Rod Seelye said.
Surveillance video posted on the Harrison County Sheriff's Facebook page shows the suspects as they walked through one church with flashlights trying doors.
The sheriff is not releasing what the suspects stole, but at least two pastors told WDRB News they got away with cash from lock boxes held in church offices. At Old Capitol, the thieves grabbed money set aside for missions, and the cash taken from Heidelberg was going toward a benefit dinner for the homeless.
"You're not just taking money away from our churches," Heidelberg Pastor Rob Pryor said. "You're taking money away from people that desperately need it."
Anyone who has information about the suspects or the break-ins is asked to call the Harrison County Sheriff's Department at (812) 738-3911. You may also called their anonymous tip line at (812) 738-TIPP (8477).
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