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Baldwin Park church forced to throw away food donations after burglary

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Authorities are looking for the person who broke into a church in Baldwin Park on Sunday morning and ruined most of his food donations.

The incident occurred between midnight and 8:30 a.m. Sunday, when the suspect arrived at the Baldwin Park Church of Christ at 3510 Baldwin Park Blvd. and smashed the glass doors of the church.

However, the suspect did not take any money or property, police said.

Sgt. Juan Serrato of the Baldwin Park Police Department confirmed that officers had received a report of a vandalism incident at the church.

Beda Spindola, whose father is a pastor at Church of Christ, said the church provides clothing and food to needy families in the community and much of this food has been damaged by broken glass.

“We have an open door policy whenever someone is in need, be it financially, food, clothing… we are absolutely open and available to them,” said Spindola. “A large majority of the bread and meat had to be thrown out because they were compromised. “

Church leaders said the assailant caused more than $ 2,000 in damage and this morning’s incident was the second time it has happened this year.

“We always need the help of the community, so if they can donate, we have a website available,” said Spindola. “We just want to be a light in the community. Whoever did this, we forgive you.

The Church of Christ has surveillance cameras but not where the doors have been damaged.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Baldwin Park Police Department at 626-960-1955.

To make an appointment to donate food or clothing to Church of Christ in Baldwin Park, people can call 626-960-0529 or send money via PayPal. For more information, people can also visit their website at www.baldwinparkcoc.org.