Burglars attempt more break-ins at Greensburg churches

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GREENSBURG, Pa.,None - Police said burglars attempted to break into a downtown Greensburg church over the weekend.

 

This was the latest in a series of church break-ins reported in the area over the past year.

 

The pastor of Trinity United Church said the burglars didn't get away with anything in the latest attempt, but they did leave injured.

 

"Obviously the person did get injured trying to get into the church," said Dr. Jane Young.

 

Young said the burglars left a trail of blood.

 

"The people who tried to break in came down the alley. They broke three of the panes evidently trying to get the lock so they could push the sash up, but it wouldn't go up," Young said.

 

Investigators said when they couldn't get in, they tried to break into the Anglican church next door.

 

"We've had a lot of break-ins in the area churches and it's strange because everyone knows that churches, houses of worship, don't keep cash," Young said.

 

The problem with break-ins started in January of last year at the Covenant Church East on Highland Avenue.

 

In July police stopped a burglary in progress at First Presbyterian Church on South Main Street and they recently arrested someone for a burglary at LifeSpring Christian Church on South Pennsylvania Avenue.