The Tyler Police Department is investigating recently burglaries of at least eight churches in the Tyler.

According to information provided by the police department, the suspect is said to be forcing his way into churches by breaking a window or door and is looking for a safe or cash once inside. 

The suspect has been caught on church video.

The following locations and dates are listed below of churches that have been broken into.

Churches that have reported burglaries since late June, include:

• Soma Church, 3421 Old Jacksonville Hwy, June 27

• Friendly Baptist Church, 1903 E. Front St., July 25

• Peter and Paul Chapel, 1435 E SE Loop 323 St., Aug. 28

• First Christian, 4202 S. Broadway Ave., Aug. 28                  

• Church of Latter Day Saints,  • 2401 N. Broadway Ave., Aug. 28                  

• Pinebrook Baptist,  3606 Van Hwy., Aug. 30

• Church on the Move, 1101 S SW Loop 323, Aug. 30                 

• Fifth Street Presbyterian, 1616 E. Fifth St., Aug. 31                          

Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crimestoppers at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833). 

Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case or any felony case.


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