Surveillance cameras capture thief stealing church trailer in Fern Creek
FERN CREEK, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Forest Park Community Church is looking for help identifying the man who stole a trailer used for its motocross ministry.
The church has been “putting the cross in motocross” for the last 15 years. The ministry helps at-risk kids stay out of trouble and grow in their faith by attending motocross races and camps.
"We go out and do dirt bike riding and stuff ... We all like bond and have fun together,” ministry member Xavier Rankin said.
Last Monday, a thief stole the special trailer they use for their ministry. The trailer and riding equipment inside is worth about $4,000. The trailer was marked with ministry and racing decals and is very distinctive.
“There's only one like it,” Pastor Ronnie Caswell said.
The crime was caught on church security cameras. A man showed up in a dark-colored car around 5:30 a.m. He got out and looked at the trailer then quickly pulled away.
"It took him all of about 15 minutes to leave in a car and come back in a truck,” Caswell said.
Caswell said the truck is a red single cab and could possibly be a Chevrolet Colorado. The truck showed up, hitched the trailer and sped off. The quick turnaround leads Caswell to believe the thief must live close by.
"He's obviously within about five to seven minutes of the church,” he said. "It's just a bit discouraging to think that someone can be so callous to come and steal from a church property."
Caswell and the kids never thought their ministry would be targeted.
"If you know it's for a good cause, then why would you take it?" ministry member Savyon Benton said.
The church hopes they can find the person responsible. Caswell is offering a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest. He can be reached by contacting the Forest Park Community Church or its Facebook page.
"I don't necessarily expect to find the trailer," Caswell said. "I would love to, obviously, but certainly, we would like to find him."
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