Second church broken into


From Staff Reports

Thursday, September 14, 2017

For the second time in as many days, Rocky Mount police are investigating a break-in at a local church.

Police responded to an anonymous call about the front door being open at 9:11 a.m. Tuesday at New Covenant Christian Faith Church on the 200 block of Falls Road. They said an investigation found nothing was taken, but that someone had broken into the church.

Tuesday’s break-in is the second this week involving a church in Rocky Mount. Abundant Life Ministries on the 700 block of Falls Road was broken into some time between Sunday and Monday. A television estimated to be worth $500 was taken from that church.

Rocky Mount police Cpl. Mike Lewis said the two break-ins are not believed to be related at this point, but stressed “the possibility always exists that they could be, pending investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov. Text a tip to 274637 by beginning messages with RMPOL to direct the tip to the Rocky Mount Police Department and type up to 155 characters about the information.