Thieves target three Mesquite churches in consecutive nights

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Three churches were broken into over three consecutive nights in the same city.

Mesquite police are looking for the burglars and vandals who stole computers, music equipment and more from three congregations.

Word of Life Church in Mesquite has already replaced its keyboard, soundboard, speakers, amplifier and microphones, thanks to friends like Pastor Mason Wyatt.

"It saddens me that people would do such a thing,” Wyatt said.

Wyatt says he's praying for the thieves who have stolen from three churches in Mesquite over three consecutive nights. Police say they hit Mesquite Church of Christ on Monday, Central Pointe Church of Christ on Tuesday and Word of Life on Wednesday.

Pastor Morris Jackson says he noticed on Tuesday that the wires that power the church security system had been cut. He figured someone was tampering, and that would be the worst of it. But on Thursday during choir rehearsal, he found the damage that had been done Wednesday night.

"They'd come back and finished the job,” Jackson said.

The Thieves broke in through this window unit, stole computers and all of the music equipment. Then, they kicked down this door to make a getaway and left tracks in the mud.

"I was in shock. Disbelief. I thought everyone would honor the house of the Lord,” Jackson said. “I feel like the Bible speaks of times like this that men will be lovers of themselves rather than lovers of God.”

"I prayed for the perpetrators. I prayed that they will understand the errors of their ways,” Wyatt said.

The pastors say the church will prevail. They're already getting more support.

"I think that this Sunday that we're not only going to have praise and worship, but it's going to be on steroids,” Jackson said.

There are no surveillance images of the break-ins. Police do not have leads on suspects.