A lower form of life emerges

johnboy 25 April 2011 13

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a burglary at a church in Beasley Street, Farrer yesterday (Sunday, April 24).

Between 1pm and 4pm entry was forced to the residential premises of St Augustine Church in Farrer via a window opposite Yamba Drive. Some cash and a safe containing collection money totalling $19,000 was stolen.

Any witnesses who were around Beasley Street and Yamba Drive at the time of the offence and may have seen persons acting suspiciously in the area, are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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beejay76 beejay76 4:37 pm 26 Apr 11

dvaey said :

beejay76 said :

People give that much to a church? Seriously? I wonder when they last did their banking?

Banking leaves a paper-trail. They’d have to justify where the money was going and account for each cent properly, in a way that the tax office and others would be very interested in. If you get 20k, bank 1k and keep the other 19k in a safe, the tax man is kept happy and so are the recipients of the untracable money.

On another note, why did someone have to break into a church on a sunday over easter? Wouldnt the church have been open and kinda busy at that time?

Perhaps the thief was a regular church-goer who knew how much they take on Easter Sunday, and when the church would be empty.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 12:39 pm 26 Apr 11

Pommy bastard said :

Why didn’t god stop him?

Because the devil made them do it.

dvaey dvaey 10:14 am 26 Apr 11

beejay76 said :

People give that much to a church? Seriously? I wonder when they last did their banking?

Banking leaves a paper-trail. They’d have to justify where the money was going and account for each cent properly, in a way that the tax office and others would be very interested in. If you get 20k, bank 1k and keep the other 19k in a safe, the tax man is kept happy and so are the recipients of the untracable money.

On another note, why did someone have to break into a church on a sunday over easter? Wouldnt the church have been open and kinda busy at that time?

Jim Jones Jim Jones 9:31 am 26 Apr 11

I don’t understand, why didn’t God stop them?

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 7:36 am 26 Apr 11

Why didn’t god stop him?

toriness toriness 6:04 pm 25 Apr 11

screaming banshee said :

A lower form of life than what? Stealing from a wealthy cult church is somehow worse than stealing from any hardworking family?

+1

i’d rather see publicity about crime affecting ordinary families than this. no offence, JB.

facet facet 6:01 pm 25 Apr 11

God would smite them but of course good Christians will forgive them.

Deref Deref 3:52 pm 25 Apr 11

screaming banshee said :

A lower form of life than what? Stealing from a wealthy cult church is somehow worse than stealing from any hardworking family?

What SB said.

beejay76 beejay76 3:52 pm 25 Apr 11

Skidbladnir said :

To get $20,000 you only need 400 people to chip in a $50, and religious holidays tend to be “catchup days” for congregations.

A $20k cash rated safe isn’t expensive, but remembering to bolt it to the floor is what gets most people.
(Hence the “some cash and a safe containing the collection money was stolen” part of the media release…)

Lessons learned?

People give FIFTY BUCKS??? Crikey!!

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 2:14 pm 25 Apr 11

To get $20,000 you only need 400 people to chip in a $50, and religious holidays tend to be “catchup days” for congregations.

A $20k cash rated safe isn’t expensive, but remembering to bolt it to the floor is what gets most people.
(Hence the “some cash and a safe containing the collection money was stolen” part of the media release…)

Lessons learned?

Lookout Smithers Lookout Smithers 1:36 pm 25 Apr 11

What is a “lower form of life” exactly? And what are the other forms, if any? Curious.

beejay76 beejay76 1:29 pm 25 Apr 11

People give that much to a church? Seriously? I wonder when they last did their banking?

screaming banshee screaming banshee 1:09 pm 25 Apr 11

A lower form of life than what? Stealing from a wealthy cult church is somehow worse than stealing from any hardworking family?

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