Virginia Beach Police investigate after electronics, musical equipment stolen from church

Posted at 10:28 AM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 06:29:22-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach Police are investigating after the Pastor of New Day Church reported that someone broke into church and stole electronics and musical equipment, including a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar.

The incident happened between July 23 and July 26.

Virginia Beach Police tracked down the stolen guitar at Guitar Center, according to court records.

Church pastor Rich Pickens said they took $8,000 worth of electronics and musical instruments and did $1,700 worth of damage.  He said they vandalized the building and even threw around holy oil the church had just received.

They also found a man who sold the guitar to the business, but he said he bought the guitar from someone on the app 'LetGo'.

Police are actively investigating this situation and said no one has been arrested.

Pickens said he is frustrated by what has happened, but not mad and would like to help the people who did this to the church.

Records indicate there are possibly several suspects.