Bandits break into SDA Mission Office

Bandits have broken into the office of the Mission of Seventh Day Adventists (SDA).

The break in was discovered early this morning by an Office Assistant who summoned the SDA Mission’s Chief Financial Officer, Rose Mary Desir.

Desir told the Times that upon arrival she discovered that the partition to the Accountant’s office had been broken.

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She disclosed that every office in the building at Lanse Road had been broken into and ransacked.

According to Desir, the intruders were apparently trying to get hold of a safe in a locked cupboard and destroyed the cupboard in the process.

It appeared that because the intruders could not open the safe, which is not functioning, they made an attempt to take it away.

However the safe was later left in the building.

The SDA Mission later put the safe, which contains nothing of value, outside the building in the event that the bandits return.

The intruders are reported to have made off with an estimated five hundred EC dollars and one thousand US dollars which they found in the building.

A filing cabinet and two doors which were damaged during the burglary will have to be replaced, Rose Mary Desir told the Times.

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In addition, she explained that telephones and computers in the building are not working.

There was an attempted break in at the office of the SDA Mission about a month ago, Desir disclosed.

Just recently bandits broke into the Gros Islet Catholic church.

They have also in the past few weeks targeted the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at Cedars Road several times, making off with chairs, a water cooler, empty water bottles and a clock, among other items.

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