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Henderson Church Burglarized

There's been another break in at an East Texas church.... This one in the Henderson city limits at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Church officials discovered the break in on Wednesday evening. The burglars broke into a window and then went directly to the Bishop's office and tried to pry the door open. When they were not successful, the burglars then cut a hole in the sheet rock next to the door knob to get into the office.

Church officials say the only item that they found to be missing was a digital projector.

"It shakes your security because that's where people go for their faith. It didn't shake our faith but out security," says Bishop Tim Fulgham of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

"You don't feel real safe. My family has been a member for 20 some odd years and this is the first time this has ever happened," says Gloria Whitlock, church member.

"In the last couple of months, this is the second burglary both of them are six blocks of each other," says Detective James Dukes of Henderson Police Department.

Detective Dukes says the church did have the serial number off the projector. He also says more churches are now adding security systems and lighting around the buildings.

In the past few months 4 counties... Upshur, Wood, Camp and Rusk have reported a total of 10 church burglaries.

Karolyn Davis, reporting. kdavis@kltv.com

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