Thief strikes Murfreesboro church ministry during Easter service

Thief strikes Murfreesboro church ministry during Easter service (Image 1)

Thieves burglarized a Rutherford County church ministry during Easter Sunday service, getting away with hundreds of dollars of electronics.  

Spring 2 Life is a drug and alcohol addiction recovery center with ties to nearby Jesus Oasis Church. The church was also burglarized late last week.

Late Sunday morning, workers at the non-profit organization discovered multiple computers and sound equipment was stolen from an office.

“Evidentially whoever broke in knew that we were in church, knew it was Easter service,” said Erik Hines of the organization said, adding, “How can you fathom someone that would go into a ministry that is there to help people, that person may need at some point, need the help of this ministry?”

According to Hines, the building is equipped with four surveillance cameras, however, the thief quickly turned off the cameras.

Police told Nashville's News 2 they responded to the burglary report Sunday, but have yet to assign the case to an investigative team.

Hines told Nashville's News 2 he can not comprehend how anyone can justify stealing from a church ministry, especially on Easter.  

“My grandfather was a minister here in Murfreesboro for like 70 years and back in his day, call it superstition call it whatever you will, people, even if they were on drugs or alcoholism or whatever, they wouldn't go into a church and steal from them,” he said.  

Police said they are notifying area pawn shops of the stolen items in the event the thief attempts to sell them.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Murfreesboro police at 615-849-2670.

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