Vandals target 12 Stone churches, express displeasure with wealth

Gwinnett Co. church vandalized

GWINNETT --- The Gwinnett County Police Department is searching for two suspects who caused nearly $10,000 worth of property damage to two churches in late August and early September.

The targeted churches were the 12 Stone Church campuses in Duluth and Lawrenceville.

According to surveillance, the first act of vandalism took place on August 21st around 4 a.m. at the Lawrenceville location on Buford Drive. There was spray paint on the building which read “Woe to you who are rich” and “Woe to you who are well fed.” Various symbols were also spray painted on the building and four windows were smashed.

The second church was vandalized on September 4th in Duluth at the Sugarloaf Circle location. The suspect is seen on surveillance around 2:30 a.m. before spray painting the lens of the camera. The suspect then goes on to spray painting symbols on the building along with the text “John 2:16” and breaking windows.

The suspects left pamphlets at both locations expressing their displeasure with the churches.

The lead investigator believes that at least on suspect is a white male and that their vehicle is believed to be a red Dodge Durango.

GCPD detectives are asking tipsters to contact them with any information at 770-513-5300 or to contact Crime Stoppers. Tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest and indictment.


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