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Laurel church faces second robbery


A Laurel church is facing its second robbery in only a few months.

Laurel police are investigating a burglary at Iglesia Cristiana Peniel Christian Church that happened Monday night.

Robbers stole stereo equipment, a computer, and microphones. The church's pastor Roberto Velez says more than $3,000 worth of equipment was taken.

Velez says the robbers came through one of the back windows. Laurel police officer Kevin Flynn says they don't have any leads at this time. Pastor Velez says he believes teenagers broke into the church.

"The average age is between maybe 14, 15 to about 18. To get into the window it had to be a small person," said Velez.

Velez says the robbers used the church's first aid kit, and investigators took some of the items from the kit as part of the investigation. Velez says if anyone has any tips or would like to help the church call him at 321-662-6632. Laurel Police Department also encourages anyone with tips to call Laurel Crime stoppers.

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