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SLIDELL, LA (WAFB) -
Three juveniles, in the Slidell area, were arrested in connection with a burglary of a Slidell church.
Employees of St. Genevieve Parish Church, located at 58189 Highway 433, noticed they had been burglarized Monday morning, June 9.
On Wednesday, June 10, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Detectives Ray Smith and Matt Bauer were able to identify one of the juveniles responsible for the burglary. Later, investigators were able to locate a total of five juveniles involved.
Detectives from the STSPO and the Slidell Police Department had been looking for the same suspects in connection with another burglary at Max's Drink Shop.
Slidell authorities say that three of the suspects admitted to burglarizing the church. They were taken to the Florida Parish Detention Center.
The other two allegedly admitted to burglarizing the Slidell drink shop.
According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, a business building behind the church had been broken into, and a safe inside of the building was destroyed. The contents, which were taken from the safe, included bottles of wine, jewelry, and $2,100. Several computer monitors were also damaged.
Authorities say some of the money and property taken from the church has been recovered, and efforts are being made to recover the remaining stolen property.