Break-in reported at Wilmington church
By WECT Staff | December 18, 2019 at 5:16 PM EST – Updated December 18 at 6:44 PM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – A church was left in shambles Wednesday after someone broke in and stole cash and electronics.
The alleged burglary happened at Covenant Church on Station Road in Wilmington Wednesday morning.
When the pastor walked in, he found Windows smashed and items scattered across the floor. Church officials say cash, a TV and a laptop were stolen.
The congregation is taking it in stride and offering forgiveness to whoever did this.
“At the end of the day it’s stuff. It can be easily replaced. You know the church is not the building. The church is not the things. Ultimately the church is the people and here at Covenant we have great people. So this stuff, there’s no reason to sweat it. Ultimately whoever did this, we love you. We forgive you,” said pastor Jaime Mendez.
While a crew was at Covenant Church, someone returned a bag of cash that was stolen.
They said it was found this morning and the steps of a different church.
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