Burglar at Broken Arrow church caught on camera
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (KTUL) —
Staff and members of a Immanuel Lutheran Church in Broken Arrow are heartbroken after they say a burglar got away with thousands of dollars worth of computers, tools and even cash.
Now police are trying to track down the man seen on surveillance camera.
"I've been here for 14 years and never dealt with something like this before," said Head Pastor John Wilke. "You'd like to think there are sacred spaces that you're just not going to enter and steal from, but I guess that's the sign of the times that nothing's sacred anymore."
According to Broken Arrow Police, employees of the church came in Friday morning and saw their building had been ransacked. Surveillance photos show a man walking through the church kitchen before moving to an office.
Being head pastor at this church for the past 14 years, Wilke says he doesn't recognize this guy as member of the church.
Police think this is the man who robbed them.
"Eight Chromebooks had been taken and our maintenance noticed a box of power tools had been stolen from upstairs," said Wilke. "He also took some candy from the kindergarten classroom."
As police try and track down this suspect, Wilke is turning to the public to be on the look out for any of the stolen gear being pawned around town.
"We do have all the serial numbers, so if the pawn shop puts in the serial numbers, they will ping the Broken Arrow Police Department," he said.
Police have two people of interest for this burglary.