CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - Two church break-ins on the same night, just a half mile apart. Tuesday night someone threw a brick through the front glass doors of the Without Walls International Church in Cartersville. A short time later, the front door of LifePoint Church was smashed.
Church leaders at LifePoint said a man was seen on surveillance video throwing a piece of a cinder block through the glass door and walking in. Once inside he wandered around a number of rooms, and even rifled through the baskets used for offerings.
Cartersville Police said they're looking for a man in his 20's or early 30's, with a slim build and facial hair. He was wearing a unique, motorcycle jacket with a stripe across the chest.
Church leaders at Without Walls said while the doors were damaged, they don't think anything was taken.
“We don't have a lot of valuable things here, Jesus is the most valuable thing we have,” said church secretary Marie McGee.
They said while they don't understand why anyone would want to break into God's house, their thoughts were with this intruder during Wednesday night prayer services.
“We forgive him and don't hold grudges against him, and we welcome him to attend service here anytime,” said church elder Danny McGee.
While not a lot was taken from either church, the damages add up. A pastor at LifePoint says they spent about $1,000 on repairs.