Police searching for suspects who have stolen thousands in cash from churches

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Police are investigating burglaries at four churches that happened between November 16 and November 17. One happened at 64th Terrace and Everett, another at 40th Street and Metropolitan Avenue, the third at 64th Terrace and State Avenue and the last at 40th and Thompson Street.

Police say the suspects broke into desks and cabinets inside the churches and stole cash. The suspects stole $4,000 from Fairview Baptist Church. Matt Popp, a member of the church, said he hopes whoever burglarized it gets the help they need.

"I think that someone who would rob any place, whether it's a church or anything, is desperate and they need help," he said. "They need resources and things of that nature that can help them."

Investigators said the suspects also made stops at Glad Tidings Assembly of God, Emerson Park Christian Church and St. Paul AME Zion Church. The suspects broke into all of the churches through windows, police tell FOX 4. Police said the suspects stole $400 worth of pennies from a jug at St. Paul AME Zion Church.

Police urge anyone with information that can aid in the investigation to call (816)-474-TIPS.

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