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Thieves cause more than £100 of damage to Aberdeen church

Tuesday August 27th 2019 at 11:28 AM

Thieves caused more than £100 worth of damage to an Aberdeen church over the weekend.

The break in happened at the Bridge of Don Baptist Church in Dubford Road, sometime between 10.15pm and 10.30pm on Sunday, 25 August. 

The burglars targeted the basement of the building, which houses the Striders Community Coffee Shop.

Although nothing was stolen, it’s thought those involved were disturbed as they tried to take boxes of homebaking, which had been taken out of the freezer.

Investigating Officer PC Bryan Bruce of the Danestone Community Policing Team said: “Sometime between 10.15pm and 10.30pm the basement level of the church, which houses the Striders Community Coffee Shop, was broken into. 

“We believe that the person or persons responsible were disturbed as boxes of homebaking had been removed from a freezer, with the possible intention of being stolen, but left out.

“Whilst nothing was stolen, and the food items were able to be salvaged, damage estimated at a low three figure sum was caused to the building as a result of the incident.

“The homebaking is made by church members and the profits are donated to local causes. It’s therefore disappointing that a local church and their enterprise to raise money for the local community was targeted. The café should have been open to the local community on Monday but was kept closed.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who heard or saw anything suspicious in the area of Dubford Road on Sunday night to get in touch with Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference 5091 of 25 August.” 

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