“someone broke into St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church and stole our safe”

safe stolen

A reader passes on from St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church:

“In the early morning hours of Monday, January 30, someone broke into St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church and stole our safe. The safe contained the proceeds from a benefit concert for our Loaves and Fishes hot meals program. The program serves hundreds of meals each weekend for homeless and low-income people in Columbia Heights, and has for the past 50 years. Loaves and Fishes relies on donations to fund its operations and was counting on that money.

Video surveillance and other evidence suggests that this was a targeted, well-planned theft, not a crime of opportunity.

We are working with a detective from DC police to try to identify the person responsible, but don’t have a lot of leads. We’re hoping the community can help. Do you recognize the person in the photo? Have you seen the safe discarded around the neighborhood? Any information you can provide would help.

If you have information, please reach out to [email protected] For more information about Loaves and Fishes please visit our web site, or to make a donation to help offset what was lost, please visit The Loaves and Fishes Go Fund Me page.”

4 Comment

  • WOW. How sad. Also, the head is blurred? I can’t see anything.

  • I’m so sorry. Folks can also donate to Loaves and Fishes through the church website, which should make a tax deduction easier.

  • Their use of a safe surprises me. I assume they keep a credit union or bank account and hope in future will deposit funds immediately upon receiving them (the same night, like small business) instead of keeping cash onsite. I’m guessing it was an inside job because of the timing. Very sorry this great organization was targeted.

  • Just disgusting. SSatIEC is a tremendous presence in the Columbia Heights community. Here’s hoping they catch the creep quickly.

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