Burglars hit Pa. church vandalized last month

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — State police say burglars have now targeted a 19th century church in southwestern Pennsylvania that had one of its stained glass windows broken by a vandal last month.

Troopers from the Somerset barracks say someone broke into the 168-year-old Christ Casebeer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lincoln Township sometime between 9 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police say a safe, a communion cup, a silver service dish, a brass service tray and a slide projector were stolen along with 16 brass candle holders.

The church about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh was targeted June 15 when someone threw a fist-sized rock through a clear, exterior storm window. The rock also broke through the stained glass window and landed in the sanctuary of the church, which opened in 1845.

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