March 11, 2014
Churches Target of Thefts
Two Lookout Mountain, Georgia, churches have become victims of theft after metal thieves struck the houses of worship Sunday night / Monday morning, according to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson.
Three HVAC units, valued at $10,000, were destroyed at Ascalon Baptist Church, 109 Ascalon Road, Rising Fawn, Georgia. Thieves removed the coil condensers and copper.
Four HVAC units, valued at $12,000, were damaged at Lookout Mountain Assembly of God, 6083 Highway 157, Rising Fawn, Georgia. The coil condensers and copper were taken from these units.
Walker County detectives are reviewing some similarities to the recent Dade County church HVAC thefts.
Detectives are looking for a black Ford pickup truck, late 1990’s or early 2000 year model, with a long wheel base that was seen in the parking lot of Ascalon Baptist Church on Sunday night.
Anyone with information should contact the Walker County Sheriff’s Office at 706-638-1909 or www.walkerso.com to leave an anonymous tip.