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Downtown church vandalized

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -   Burglars attempted to break into a downtown Albany church, and even though they didn't make it inside, they did some damage.

Albany Police collected evidence from St. Paul's Episcopal Church on North Jefferson Street Monday morning.

The door handle was nearly torn out and they pried the bottom of the door to try to get in.

There are security alarm signs posted but that hasn't stopped thieves from breaking into the youth house next door.

"We've just had sort of the same thing, doors broken, glass knocked out and had folks get into that building itself, on several occasions," said Father Mark Jones.

The church offers assistance to people who need it and church leaders say all the criminals have to do is ask for help.

They've asked police to keep a close watch on the building during their patrols.


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