Two Foley Church Burglaries Hours Apart, Under Investigation
Authorities are investigating two church burglaries to see if they're related. The Benton County Sheriff's office reports that, between Saturday, February 26th and Sunday the 27th, someone forced open a door to St. John's Catholic School in Foley and stole several items from the school office.
Also on February 27th, between 10:30 a.m and 11:30 a.m. someone stole checks and cash collected during a Sunday service at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, also in Foley.
A possible suspect was seen inside the church around the time of the theft, and is described as a white male with short dark hair.
Both churches have recently held publicized fundraisers, and The Benton County Sheriff's office is suggesting that other organizations hosting fundraisers keep their money in a secure place.
Anyone with information about either of these crimes is asked to call the Benton County Sheriff's Office or Tri-County Crime Stoppers.