UPDATE: Police say multiple cars broken into at church services

Published: Nov. 28, 2018 at 11:24 PM EST
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Police are looking for a shameless thief caught on video busting out a window and breaking into a car.

What makes it worse is the crime happened at a local church, while people were inside attending a Sunday service.

As News 10's Cryss Walker reports, the pastor wants justice.

Pastor Aaron Strouss says he was shocked to find evil lurking in the parking lot of his church

“We just had a great service and dismissed the congregation and everybody was heading out to their cars and we had a family go out and got to their car and found out somebody had broke their window open and stole some items out of their car”, said the Pastor.

News 10’s Cryss Walker spoke with the victim off-camera who was still shaken-up by the incident.

“It was the wife's purse in the car. Unfortunately it had quite a bit of money in it and it was pretty devastating for them. Its bill money and Christmas money so it is devastating for the family”, Pastor Strouss explained.

The crime happened Sunday morning during service at Cornerstone Church on Cortland Boulevard in Jackson.

“Very bold. He walked through our parking lot so he knew what he was doing and he had the equipment to break the window very discreetly and not making a big scene with it and he was in and out within five minutes”, Pastor Strouss said.

On Thursday, News 10 learned that Jackson police responded to several car break-ins in Summit Township, mostly in church parking lots.

The suspect is described as an older white male who was wearing a black hat, black coat, and blue jeans. He was driving a late 90’s, early 2000’s white Buick Regal or Century. And the plate on the vehicle appears to start with 5 and end with 16.

If you have any information please call Detective Brad Reed at 517-768-7932 breed@co.jackson.mi.us.

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