A suspected thief has taken a builder’s trailer used to shop elements to rebuild Initially Cedar Valley Baptist Church in Salado.
The church, ruined by the EF-3 Cedar Valley tornado on April 12, has seen a great deal group support as a new sanctuary is under development at its website at 12237 FM 2843.
The trailer was recently identified stolen right after the contractors returned from a vacation to Oklahoma, in accordance to the church’s Fb site.
“They just arrived in and slice the lock, hooked up the trailer and took off with it,” the Rev. Donnie Jackson, pastor of the church, stated Thursday.
“Unfortunately, disasters also tend to carry out the even worse in some people, and sadly we have noticed that firsthand now,” the church mentioned in a submit Tuesday. “This afternoon, the foreman of the crew main our re-design came to notify us of the discovery of just one of his trailers missing. While the church does not very own this trailer, it has been saved on our assets as it is used to decide up components for us to go on the create.”
On July 28, the church’s surveillance movie showed that a person went to the church web page early in the early morning. A video posted on the church’s internet site shows a truck that arrived from the east halt at the residence.
“We imagine they used this time to take away the license plate from their motor vehicle,” the submit stated. “They then turned off their headlights, and pulled into the driveway and close to to the trailer. The specific then backed up to the trailer and exited their car, grabbing a pair of bolt cutters in the approach.”
“They then proceeded to lower the lock that was getting made use of to secure the trailer,” the church stated. “After the lock had been minimize, the individual ran again into their car or truck, backed it the relaxation of the way underneath the tongue, then lowered the trailer onto their car or truck and took off with it. This individual was on our home for considerably less than 3 minutes, and took off with a little something that somebody had labored tough for.”
The church reported a report has been submitted with area legislation enforcement.
The church questioned the suspect to return the trailer and church members could have supplied aid if they have been asked.
“We realize periods are tricky, but thieving is not the answer and we will pray that God is effective on your heart and carries you away from this route,” the church stated in a put up. “If you desire to return the trailer, be sure to call us so we can prepare it.
The suspect’s truck appears to be a 2009 or more recent Ram 1500-2500 truck, black or darkish blue, with a black grille, fog lights and managing boards.
Jackson explained he did not know what model of trailer was taken from the church.
The new sanctuary has currently risen on the Central Texas prairie.
“The church is coming alongside really properly,” he explained. “It’s just a blessing.”
Everyone with info can call at 254-307-7472, the Bell County Sheriff’s Division at 254-933-5400, or get in touch with Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477.