Local deputies looking for information on area churches burglaries

 The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several burglaries that occurred at churches in the Murphysboro, IL and Ava, IL area.

The burglaries occurred in the very early hours of December 21, 2014. It is believed that all the burglaries are related.

The burglarized churches are as follows: First Baptist Church of Ava, Ava Assembly of God, Ava Missionary Baptist Church, Pate Chapel Baptist Church in Murphysboro, and New Life Tabernacle in Murphysboro.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office requests anyone with information regarding the burglaries to contact them at 618-684-2177.

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