(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On Sunday, January 19th, 2020, at approximately 10:52 am a window of The River Prayer and Worship Centre was destroyed and a male gained entry to the building.
The centre is known for helping members of the community that are in need of not only food but other items as well even tho they have a very limited budget in which to get these good deeds done.
One the suspect entered the building, they rushed to the back where the food was stored and quickly started stealing various items such as weiners, a turkey, 2 large tubs of margarine, some pizzas, as well as a bin in which they placed all the stolen food. The centre uses these items for their Friday meals they put on for the community as well as snacks during other sessions and programs they host. Don’t fool yourself, this guy was stealing food to feed an out of control addiction, not himself or anyone else.
“It’s very disheartening that someone felt the need to break in to get food! We have been here for almost 5 years now and have always done our best to help the people in the community.” A spokesperson with the centre said.
“The cost of replacing this window far outweighs the loss of the bin of frozen food this person took… We are asking the public to please take a look at this person’s hand… we don’t recognize it, but it looks like a tattoo, however this person obviously, from seeing the camera footage, came in with one intent, headed straight for the back room and freezers, and quickly exited out the front door with the filled bin. If you know this person, or heard anything, please contact us… we would like to talk to this person. Thank you so much. Blessings”
Police are also aware of the situation and are investigating the incident. If you or anyone you know has information regarding who this is and would rather speak to the police, please contact them at 807-684-1200. If you wish to remain anonymous and would like a chance at winning up to $2000 in Crime Stoppers reward money for turning this suspect into the cops, check out the Crime Stoppers website at www.p3tips.com/273.