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St. Peter Church hopes for recovery of stolen electronics

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St. Peter’s Hall at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on East Deming Street. A speaker system, speaker cable, projector and extension cord with an outstanding stolen value of $840 were reported stolen from the gymnasium in St. Peter’s Hall April 17. (Alex Ross Photo)

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Several expensive electronics were reported stolen from the gymnasium at St. Peter Church last week.

A speaker system, speaker cord, extension cord and a projector — with a combined value of $840 — were reported stolen Wednesday, April 17, according to a Roswell Police Department incident/investigation report.

Vicki Purcell, an office manager at St. Peter, said Tuesday the projector and speaker system had been set up in the gymnasium for the past several weeks and were used for a religious education class.

Purcell said the instructor then went to her and asked if she knew of anyone else who may have wanted to use the projector and speaker system. Purcell said that she told the instructor she did not.

A maintenance worker and a janitor in the building were asked if they had seen the equipment, but they said they did not remember seeing it, Purcell said.

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“We searched all of the property and asked around and no one had borrowed it and it was just gone,” she said.

Purcell added that there were no signs of forced entry. She said someone might have gained access to the gymnasium through an unlocked door and then left with the equipment.

Purcell said she does not know who might have taken the equipment, but people can often be seen wandering outside the building. She said the projector had just been purchased last summer.

“It’s sad because it is part of our school and now we are going to have to replace it,” Purcell said.

She added that she hopes the police report that was filed will lead to the recovery of the items.

Todd Wildermuth, public information officer with the Roswell Police Department, said Tuesday that there were no new developments regarding the stolen equipment.

People with any information that could lead to the whereabouts and discovery of the missing items should contact the Roswell Police Department at 575-624-6770.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.

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