|Published:||Aug 10, 2010 10:52 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 10, 2010 7:44 PM EDT|
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Stealing from God. A church construction site is one of two areas in Bonita Springs targeted by thieves.
Victim Erik Rump says, "I'm sure there gonna get theirs, it's a church!"
The fear of God, didn't stop burglars from breaking into several trailers on this church construction site and stealing thousands of dollars of equipment.
"They ripped the door off with the forklift and took all the electric tools out."
Saws, tree trimmers, a generator and more, taken in the night. Just a few miles away, another site was hit.
Ryan Ingram who works across from the crime scene said, "There were about half a dozen sheriff's office cars in the parking lot, and they asked us to look through the yard see if anything was stolen." He says Production Circle is no stranger to theft.
"There's no security at night, once everyone buttons up and leaves shop, come six or seven at night, there's not much lights on the street."
He wasn't too surprised to hear that more than 20 -thousand dollars worth of equipment was stolen from this fenced up lot across the street.
"Somebody can come in,case out the joint, during the day, come back late at night, ransack the place in and out in a half hour and nobody would know."
He says crime has forced his business to be proactive and to install lights and cameras.
For others, it's too late, but they'll persevere.
Rump says, "We're pretty resilient, we go right around the bumps and stuff."