“I’m disappointed,” Alleged thieves caught on camera stealing church’s trailer

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MIDWEST CITY, Okla. - It's a sacred place, but that didn't stop brazen bandits from stealing from a local church.

"I'm not angry. I'm disappointed," Archie Card said.

Card has been a loyal member of Ridgecrest Church of Christ in Midwest City for nearly 40 years.

One of the church's outreach programs focuses on helping those in need in a nearby community.

Card says he purchased a trailer for $2,000 to help the church move donated items to the Luther Community Service Center.

"We haul vans, stoves, ice boxes, anything we can get, we load it and take it," Card said.

It was Card's way of helping those in need.

However, Card says he will have to find another way to help the less fortunate.

Thieves drove through the church's parking lot, hooked up the trailer and drove away.

They did not know a surveillance camera was capturing their every move.

"I was just sitting in the office and just happened to look up and see, some motion caught my eye in the monitor and saw a trailer going right around there," said Marsha Wood, the church's secretary.

Wood says it is not unusual to see a lot of people in the area, but she says something about the vehicle caught her attention.

"I drove around and, sure enough, trailer was gone. Just muddy tracks left," Wood said.

The surveillance video shows a white truck pulling away with the trailer in tow.

"Yes, I’d love to have my trailer back, but if not, I just hope they see the error of their ways to straighten up," Card said.

Card describes the suspect's vehicle as a newer model white GMC truck.

If you have any information, call the Midwest City Police Department.

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