RICHMOND, Ind. (WISH) - It's mission: To help those in need. But a Richmond church is in need of help.
24-Hour News 8 Anchor Daniel Miller learned someone stole about $8,000 worth of goods and food from the North 27 Worship Center.
All is quiet outside, but it's the rumblings that happened inside that has the church's pastor a little upset.
"Frustration, anger, disgust," said Robert Johnson.
Johnson is the pastor of the church off Highway 27 North in Richmond. Last week burglars hit the church, stealing food and items used to help others in the community.
"It varies from time to time. We've helped as much as 500 people a month down to 30," Pastor Johnson said.
But right now Pastor Johnson said they can't help anyone. Only a little food on a table is all they have to give out.
Pastor Johnson said that was donated by someone after hearing about the burglary.
He said thieves took more than $500 worth of food. Even perishables were taken out of the refrigerator.
"There use to be a refrigerator right here that they stole and what food they didn't want out of this refrigerator, they just threw on the floor," Pastor Johnson said.
And the burglars didn't stop there.
"It was a big tremendous mess in this area here and they went into both these bathrooms and they both have closets and they drug things out," said Pastor Johnson.
Police said they went to the kitchen area and took appliances.
"The cookware was gone, and I walked over and seen that we had other cookware that was missing," Pastor Johnson said.
He said the thieves know they did wrong. He said he's just going to continue to practice what he preaches - forgiveness.
"If they really needed something, all they had to do is ask and they would have received," Pastor Johnson said.
The Wayne County Sheriff called the burglary "deplorable." As far as suspects, they haven't identified one.
Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call police at 765- 973-9393.
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