Wilton church burglarized, silver items stolen

Wilton Police believe someone broke into St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on the High Street over the weekend and stole several items. Rev. Sue Cole said someone could have broken in because the side door to the church did not close properly or may have messed with the code on the back door lock. Church leaders discovered a number of missing items just before Sunday service. said Reverend Sue Cole. The silver items included the chalice, which is a silver cup, a silver communion service set and a laptop that was lifted from the reverend’s desk. According to the police, the burglar even snatched a bottle of wine. The items were worth just under $2,000. “They have more of a sentimental significance because they enhance your worship, they’re not the things you actually worship,” Rev. Cole said. Rev. Cole said it’s not about the money, but their sense of security has been shattered, adding that the burglary looks like a breach. Davis said she had a new baby and was awake during those early morning hours on Sunday, but didn’t see or hear anything. I don’t know, but it’s a little disconcerting and we have dogs too,” Davis said. “They felt they really needed this stuff and again, it’s just stuff. No one was hurt. The building wasn’t damaged. There’s a bit of a breach. It feels like a violation when there’s a robbery that’s in stride and saying you know what – we’re a church that’s what we do,” Rev. Cole said.

Wilton Police believe someone broke into St Luke’s Episcopal Church on the High Street over the weekend and stole several items.

Reverend Sue Cole said someone could have broken in because the side door to the church did not close properly or may have messed with the code on the back door lock.

Church leaders discovered a number of missing items just before Sunday service.

“Anything money,” Reverend Sue Cole said.

The silver items included the chalice, which is a silver cup, a silver communion service set and a laptop that was lifted from the reverend’s desk. According to the police, the burglar even snatched a bottle of wine. The items were worth just under $2,000.

“They have more sentimental significance because they enhance your worship, they’re not the things you actually worship,” Reverend Cole said.

Reverend Cole said it was not about the money, but that their sense of security had been shattered, adding that the break-in felt like a breach.

“It’s unfortunate for the church. They’re great people,” said Adrienne Davis, who lives just across from the church.

Davis said she had a new baby and woke up Sunday morning, but didn’t see or hear anything.

“It’s such a small community, you wonder who – it must be someone from here. I don’t know but it’s a little disconcerting and we have dogs too,” Davis said.

Rev Cole said police have an idea who it might be and if the person is caught they said the church community would forgive.

“They felt they really needed this stuff and again, it’s just stuff. No one was hurt. The building wasn’t damaged. There’s a bit of a breach. It looks like a violation when there’s a robbery and that’s in stride and say you know what – we’re a church, that’s what we do,” Rev. Cole said.

Police said they asked if anyone in that area had a home security system or if they saw anyone walking around the High Street late at night on Saturday or early in the morning on Sunday to call them.

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