Thieves broke into a Presbyterian school and church in Williamsville last week.
Nothing was taken from the Riversdale Presbyterian School, but they ransacked and stole several items of the church which is located on the same compound. They made off with the church’s refrigerator, TV monitor, speaker and tripod, projector and about $300. The burglars gained entry into the school on Thursday night by detaching a galvanize sheet on the roof. The following day, members secured the church and left around 11 pm.
Sometime later, the bandits broke a padlock of the front gate and entered the compound. They then broke the glass of one the church’s window then cut the burglar-proof and crawled into the church. The thieves ransacked the vestry as they searched for valuables. The burglary was discovered around 8 am on Saturday when a worker arrived to clean the compound.
The total cost of the items was estimated to be over $17,000. Guardian Media was told that this was the first time that criminals have targeted the church and school. Investigations are continuing.