Thieves burgled the Agape Family Worship Centre within the last 48 hours stealing electronics and an SUV. At around 5 a.m. Saturday (April 30th) officers responded to a report of a burglary at the Agape Church on Fairbanks Road. The police said the thieves entered the side of the church office through a window.
According to police, a laptop, a safe, and a Ford Explorer, registration number 106 642 was stolen from the front of the church. Church members said the Ford Explorer belonged to the late pastor Rev. Al Ebanks.
Church members said the burglars made away with hundreds in cash and stole an undisclosed amount from a charity saving pan for church missionaries. Senior member and widow of Pastor Al Ebanks Mrs. Kathy Ebanks said that land phones in the church’s office were also tampered with.
“Well I don’t know why they would mess with the phone lines that is a mystery to me when we tried to use the phones that day everything was dead but they did go into the area where the exchange for the telephones are and we saw where there was damage in there and there was draws and things that were thrown in there,” Mrs. Ebanks said.
Mrs. Ebanks mentioned that she is not aware whether or not the phones were damaged intentionally or as a result of the vandalism. The RCIPS is investigating the burglary and are on the lookout for the missing vehicle.
Police are asking the public to be on the look out for a white and beige 2005 Ford Explorer. The police said that the registration plates could’ve been changed and are asking the public to call 949-4222 or 800-8477 (TIPS) to remain anonymous.