About $500 in donations and legal documents were stolen during a burglary at a Menifee church Tuesday, marking the second break-in at the house of worship in as many days, a church leader said.
The church was broken into Monday night, but nothing was stolen. It was broken into again the following night, with thieves swiping hundreds in donated cash and checks.
"We get by on the skin of our teeth, this is not good," said Senior Minister Bill Freeman in a news release.
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The church, which labels itself as liberal, had recently placed a rainbow flag and a coexist sign on the side of the building. Two previous rainbow flags were stolen in the last few months and anti-LGBT signs have been left at the church.
"Did they target us because of that? We don't know, because we are a liberal church in a community of conservatives. We don't know," Freeman said.
Freeman added that changing the locks and adding a security system will cost the church thousands of dollars.
"We just hope the police catch whoever did it," Freeman said.