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Churches burglarized in Woodville

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By Chris Edwards
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WOODVILLE – The Tyler County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a string of burglaries that occurred on Sunday Oct. 30, where three different churches were broken into and burglarized.

According to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, the churches hit included Dogwood Hills Baptist Church, the Pentecostals of Woodville and Fellowship Church. Dogwood Hills and the Pentecostals are located along US Highway 190 and Fellowship is located on the south end of Woodville, on US 69.

A video surveillance clip from Fellowship Church shows a dark-colored sedan in the church’s parking lot and a male suspect inside of the building. The video clip is available on the Crime Stoppers Facebook page as well as the Facebook page for TCSO.

Crime Stoppers referred to the incidents as a “Hell-bound burglary,” and noted that they resulted in thousands of dollars in cash, debit cards, guitars and electronics stolen from the three churches.

In the video footage, the male suspect was shown traveling south on US 69 after absconding from Fellowship Church.

Anyone with information about these crimes can contact the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office at 409-283-2172 or Crime Stoppers at 936-639-TIPS. 

Crime Stoppers, which relies on anonyous tips, can also be accessed via 639TIPS.com/unsolved-crimes or through an app, which can be downloaded from the link 639TIPS.com/app. 

As the Crime Stoppers bulletin states about the crime, it is only tips and calls directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and reward eligible.

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