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Ministry Houses Near UA Little Rock Burglarized Within Days of Each Other

LITTLE ROCK, Ark -- Two college ministry houses affiliated with the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, are broken into in the span of a couple of days.

Little Rock Police said the burglaries happened earlier this week.

Morgan Hines said he noticed something had happened inside his Genesis Campus Ministry house, just off Fair Park, Tuesday morning.

"All these cabinets were opened and there were was some stuff thrown about the house," said Hines. "We've been here for three and a half years and I have never had problem with anything."

Hines went to his office where he quickly noticed his laptop and a camera, that sat on his desk, missing; but he says most importantly, his hard drive was gone ...

"My heart definitely sank because I realized that most of the stuff that was on there, it would be hard to get back."

Nearly four years worth of bible lessons, pictures and other keep sake memories were no more.

"My thought was that we try to do a lot of good and be a good part of the neighborhood," said Hines.

A walkthrough of other parts of the house revealed the crook had gotten in by shattering a bathroom glass window.

"[I] thought, you know, you must be in a dire situation to do that." said Hines.

A block away, Chi Alpha Ministry house reported on Sunday, that about $30-thousand worth of sound equipment had been stolen

"Your heart goes out to the people who are trying to do the same thing that you're doing," said Hines.

Hines said he really only wants one thing back ...

"The hard drive has everything that is one the laptop," said Hines. "If I could get that back, I would love that."

He also said a guitar was also stolen. The ministry is thinking about better security measures.


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