Two women were caught on camera stealing from a pastor while church was in service on Sunday, according to church members.
The Faith Lutheran Church of Anaheim said it was targeted by two women while its congregation was in prayer just next door.
“Who would steal from a church? Who would steal from a servant of God? Well, apparently these ladies would,” the church wrote on its Facebook page. “Jesus preached forgiveness, but we’re having a hard time coming to that place right now.”
The church said its pastor had her wallet, keys and phone stolen. Also, members said a $300 check given to the church by the family of the former pastor who died was also stolen.
Church officials said the women could be local, because one of the suspects was spotted in the church before.
Anyone with information that could aid detectives in their investigation was urged to call the Anaheim Police Department at (714) 765-1900.