LAKE LOS ANGELES – A local church burglarized twice in recent months was hit again this week, with thieves taking food donations meant for needy families.
The latest break-in at Twin Lakes Community Church in Lake Los Angeles happened sometime between 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, and 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15, authorities said.
“This time they took food for our Christmas baskets,” said Ministry Coordinator Amy Benoit, adding that the baskets are handed out “to people who will not be able to have a Christmas dinner this year.”
Thieves gained entry by cutting a chain on the back gate, and then they cut the latches off the Conex box that contained the food, according to Deputy White of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
The church does not have security cameras, White said, and no suspects were in custody as of Monday afternoon.
Anyone with information on these burglaries is asked to contact Lancaster Sheriff’s Station detectives at 661-948-8466.
“We’ve had three break-ins so far,” Benoit said. “The second break-in, we had our turkeys stolen for our Thanksgiving Day baskets, where we feed the community.”
If you would like to help Twin Lakes Community Church with donations for this year’s Christmas baskets, contact the church at 661-264-1215 or visit http://www.twinlakescc.org/. The church is located at 17213 Lake Los Angeles Avenue.