Pastor at Burglarized Church: I am Praying for Defendants

July 21, 2014 Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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July 21, 2014 Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM EDT


DELEVAN, N.Y. (WKBW) - Reverent Grant Appell says he is praying for the 3 teenagers and 1 young man who stole from his church.

Delevan Baptist Church is just 1 of 8 churches burglarized over the past week in Cattaragus and Wyoming Counties.

After following leads from locals, Police have now arrested 18-year-old Thomas Archer, 18-year-old Christopher Rose or Machias, 18 year-old Danae Chiarilli of Cuba and 20 year old Christopher Boilard of Franklinville..

The 4 friends are each facing 11 burglary charges and up to 5 years of jail time.

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