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Burglar in a U-Haul targets 2 Augusta-area churches

These photos were released by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office after an iPad was take at...
These photos were released by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office after an iPad was take at Abilene Baptist Church.(WRDW)
Published: Feb. 24, 2021 at 8:55 AM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Richmond County and Columbia County sheriff’s deputies are working to track down a man who burglarized two local churches last week.

They’re seeking him in connection with a burglary that occurred last Wednesday at Curtis Baptist Church, 1326 Broad St. in Augusta.

They released the name of a suspect and a photo, which we earlier reported. However, News 12 has decided no longer to use the photo due to new information.

Columbia County deputies released surveillance images from the other church burglary, which happened in Martinez.

In that incident, also last Wednesday, an iPad was stolen at 6:45 p.m. from the choir room at Abilene Baptist Church, 3917 Washington Road.

The thief in both incidents was driving a white Chevrolet U-Haul pickup.

Richmond County deputies believe the same person is responsible for both crimes.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Richmond County Investigator John Perry at 706-821-1097 or Columbia County deputies at 706-541-2800.

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