Homer Baptist Church was hit two times by burglars in the past week with the church van being among the items stolen.
The first burglary at the church, located on Historic Homer Highway, was reported to the Banks County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 20. The church secretary reported she arrived at the church and found the doorframe to the secretary’s office had been broken. She said a small safe containing 16 checks, made payable to Homer Baptist Church, and $42 in cash were taken from the office.
The secretary also reported that someone had also been in the kitchen and got two spoons, four cups of ice cream and one gallon of Sunny D drink and left all of these items in a Sunday School room.
The pastor’s office door was damaged and entry was made into the office and two containers of liquid fog and a fog machine were taken.
On Jan. 21, BCSO officers were called back to the church and the church’s pastor reported a 2002 Ford 15-passenger van owned by the church was missing from the church parking lot. The pastor stated the keys to the van were taken during a burglary at the church the day before the van was taken.