9 Midlands Churches Vandalized by Thieves

1:56 PM, Mar 25, 2013   |    comments
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Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Richland County deputies are searching for thieves they say have vandalized nine different churches.

All of the houses of worship are in the Lower Richland area.

Officers say the criminals are stealing copper from the churches' air conditioning units.  About $101,000 in copper has been taken in total.

In response, the churches are having to either replace part of the unit or the entire machine.

Here is a list of the targeted churches:

March 15

St. Johns Baptist Church

JW Neal Circle - Hopkins

March 13

Mill Creek United Methodist Church


New Life Christian Center

Garners Ferry Road Columbia

February 19

Ladson's Chapel Baptist Church

Cabin Creek Road - Hopkins

February 4

Lebanon United Methodist Church

Garners Ferry Road - Eastover

January 31

Highway Christian Church

Southwind Road - Eastover

January 28

Mount Zion Baptist Church

Mount Zion Church Road - Eastover

January 27

Antioch AME Zion Church

Antioch Amez Church Road - Eastover

January 13

Good Hope Baptist Church

Garners Ferry Road - Eastover

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to Crimstoppers of the Midlands. You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.


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