Crime

University Avenue church sustains $1,000 in damages following burglary

Columbus officials are working to identify the intruder who caused $1,000 worth of property damages during a University of Avenue Assembly of God burglary.

Police believe the offender may have invaded the place of worship in the 3300 block of University Avenue between Tuesday at 3 p.m. and Wednesday at 8 a.m.

Officers suspect that the intruder kicked in the front west door of the church's annex building, which damaged the door frame, and used it as a primary point of entry. It also seems as if the burglar forced open several doors inside of the building, including one leading to a classroom, reports show.

Police said that they noticed that the back door of the annex building was unlocked, and the shed of the building was pried open.

According to a church leader, nothing was missing from the place of worship, but the intruder did damage multiple doors, which led to $1,000 in property damage.

Two officers were called to the scene Wednesday at about 9:30 a.m. in response to the reported burglary, which remains under investigation.

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