Turkeys, Steaks Stolen from Food Pantry

Bartow County law enforcement authorities are seeking tips on the Saturday burglary of The Church at Liberty Square's facility on Old Tennessee Road.

Printers and frozen food were among the items taken during a church-related burglary authorities are investigating.

In a post on its new Facebook page, the department said deputies Saturday in response to a report of burglary went to the Old Tennessee Road food pantry operated by .

Harvest House at 165 Old Tennessee Highway in Cartersville distributes food to the needy on Thursdays and is staffed by volunteers who each week bag and carry groceries and greet and pray for visitors, according to the church's website.

A church representative told deputies someone forced his way into the building by removing a window air conditioning unit and took five frozen turkeys, 40 frozen steaks, 10 boxes of beef patties at 2 pounds each, and three printers.

Anyone who may have information on the break-in or the whereabouts of stolen property is asked to call the agency's Criminal Investigations Division at 770-382-5050, extension 6029. Tipsters may remain anonymous and earn rewards by calling Cartersville-Bartow County Crime Stoppers' tip line at 770-606-TIPS.


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