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Thieves steal safe from church

WALKER, LA (WAFB) -

Authorities are looking for the people who broke into a church and made off with a 250-pound safe, along with the money inside it.

The Walker Police Department said the burglary happened at the Walker Baptist Church on Florida Boulevard late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

Capt. John Sharp said it appears the burglars got into the church through a window that wasn't locked. They then broke into the offices where the safe and cash box were kept.

Sharp added the safe is black steel and weighs between 250 and 300 pounds. It is about 2.5 feet tall, 2 feet wide and 2 feet deep. It is believed they may have used a van or truck to get away with the safe.

It is unknown exactly how much money was taken.

Police are asking anyone who saw anything unusual in the area between 11 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. to call Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.

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