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Thief steals plants from outside Spokane church

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The church's landscaping before and after the theft. The church's landscaping before and after the theft.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Who would steal from a church? That’s what those at St. David’s Episcopal are wondering after shrubs are taken from outside the church.

They were planted over the course of the last six weeks after months of planning and fundraising $1100. As soon as they finished Friday morning, just that afternoon all the plants were gone.

“It’s hard to even say how you feel because you’re so stunned about what happened,” says Beth Bornhoft.

Seven shrubs are missing from around the church.

“At first it was just pure shock and then you’re just sick,” she says. “How could someone come to a church yard and steal the plants?”

Bornhoft estimates the stolen plants cost around $350. She hopes whoever took it will bring them back and if not, she has this message.

“We would’ve been happy to help somebody if we knew rather than have this happen,” she says.

Bornhoft says if you saw anything between 1 pm – 7pm on Friday, July 22, 2016, call Crime Check at 509-456-2233 with that information

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