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.”