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Break-ins might be related

December 15, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Break-ins at three churches and a house Friday in Berkeley County are believed to be related, police said.

Audio equipment was stolen during a break-in at the Church of the Bible Covenant at 706 Sheridan Ave., the Martinsburg Police Department said in a news release.

Anyone with information about the break-in can call city police at 304-264-2100 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.

Also on Friday, stereo speakers were stolen when two churches on Tuscarora Pike in Berkeley County were broken into, said West Virginia State Police.

The location of the churches was not disclosed in a news release.

At one of the churches, Christmas gifts for children also were taken, the release said.

At about 4 a.m. Friday, state police responded to a burglary at a home on Arden Nollville Road south of Tuscarora Pike.

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People in the house awoke to find a man standing at the foot of their bed and dressed in black, state police said.

A wallet and purse were missing from the house, police said.

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