Thieves target a place that is supposed to be sacred.
Twice now, burglars have broken into the Church of Christian Faith in Charleston, and it’s a crime that really bothers this congregation.
For the second time this year, the Church of Christian Faith on Charleston's west side has been robbed.
The thief got away with a computer and the church safe. Fortunately, there was no money in the safe. Instead, only spare church keys and other church documents.
Pastor Jeff Woods says he doesn't understand why thieves would target a church.
“The only other explanation I can give you is someone wants to go see the devil and they don't want to stand in line to get there,” said Woods.
The last time the church was robbed was at the beginning of the year. The thief took $1,000 dollars worth of electronic equipment and police caught up with him soon after. Pastor Woods says church members are fed up with the burglaries.
“They’re devastated,” said Woods. “We work hard on the church and every little thing here costs us money.”
But the church will not let the thieves stop them from doing God's work.
Pastor Woods says police told him that thieves also hit other churches recently. Woods says he plans on changing church locks and installing cinderblock windows to secure the church.