Preacher approaches to suspect who has stolen an East End church twice
Pastor John Cantu of Pneuma Church on Runnels Street said the church was broken into twice by the same person in just one month. In both incidents, the man stole the same thing.
“We had to replace the same keyboard that we had to change after the first time we used it,” Cantu told ABC13.
Security cameras recorded the break-ins. In mid-April, the thief was said to have walked out with the church’s $5,000 keyboard under his arm and the church was under increased security when he attacked again.
Cantu shared photos and videos on social media because he was hoping someone could identify him. He wants the break-ins to stop and the man held accountable. Cantu also wanted him to know that he was still welcome at church.
Cantu said: “I pray by some miracle, one day he comes and he finds Jesus and he knows that there is a church here, even though we are upset with him, we forgive him and we love him.” “We want you to be brought to justice and then brought to Jesus.”
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers or Houston police.
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