Police identify two of four men caught on camera burglarizing Waterloo church
WATERLOO (KWWL) -
Police need your help to find and identify four men caught on surveillance video burglarizing and vandalizing Burton Avenue Baptist Church in Waterloo.
Two of the suspects are identified as 21-year-old Taylor Gray and 20-year-old Jalan Culpepper. Both of Waterloo.
Authorities identified Gray and Culpepper from surveillance photos posted online in June.
"We posted that on Crime Stoppers, got some tips from Crime Stoppers and other people who were upset because it was a church burglary came forward. That's kind of the way it evolved," said Lt. Michael McNamee with the Waterloo Police Department.
But police need help to identify two other men.
"We've deeply appreciated the community involvement and the work the Waterloo Police Department's been doing. People trying to help with it. That's been a real encouragement to us," said Pastor Garry Moore.
Police said the four men broke the church's glass door, stole electronics, and caused other damage around the church.
Pastor Garry Moore said a cleaning company got most of the mess picked up, but he's still waiting for a final damage estimate.
Pastor Moore hopes the tips keep coming in and all four men are caught.
Those people in the surveillance photos face potential charges of first degree criminal mischief, second degree theft and third degree burglary.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Waterloo Police Department or Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers.
You can support the church during a fundraiser organized by Americinn Cares. The pancake breakfast is Saturday, July 26th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex. The cost is $7.
Monday, September 1 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:01:07 GMT
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