CrimeStoppers: Suspects Break Into Cars Parked in Church Parking Lot

By: Amy Long Email
By: Amy Long Email

On January 2, 2011, two vehicles were burglarized in the parking lot of the Good Samaritan Academy on Capital Circle near Southwood.

Moments later, one of the victims' credit cards was used at the Wal-Mart on West Tennessee Street..

Church members say now they think twice about leaving their belongings in the car.

Wilson Carlile attends the Good Samaritan Academy and says, "We were shocked and surprised by it. Especially in the church and day care environment. We didn't expect that."

Anitra Highland with the Tallahassee Police Department says, "Try not to leave your things in your car, especially out in the open. Like I said it's a crime of opportunity so, if the opportunity is there to take it and if that person has the criminal elements, they possibly may take it."

One suspect is described as a light-skinned black female, about 5 foot 6 inches with long hair.

The second suspect, seen here, is described as a black male, 6 feet tall, with a heavy build.

If you have any information, call CrimeStoppers at 574-tips

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  • by My God protect it's People. Location: Chaires area, FL on Mar 29, 2011 at 07:13 AM
    These thugs broke into cars Jan. 2, it's now March 29 and we are just reading about this? And law enforcement need the public to catch these thugs? Chances are they have gone on to rob others. My family visited this wonderful United Methodist Church, we are new to the area, and God is leading us to go back again. Maybe church members should provide their own security, patrol the parking lot, like larger city churches. My husband would help volunteer security at Good Samaritan. We've noticed law enforcement lately release reports to public many days after the crime has been committed, describing the crooks, asking the public to help, but this takes the cake. We pray Good Samaritan will find solutions to make it's People safer.
  • by Nik Location: Tallahassee on Mar 29, 2011 at 06:43 AM
    I leave my wallet in my center console all the time, if I were the people who were robbed I would sue Wal-Mart as well, why did they not ask for ID when they ran the card as credit? Hello, anytime you run a card as Credit you are supposed to check ID, with debit theres a little less concern because you obviously got the pin from the owner, but theives use CREDIT because they do not know the PIN, stores need to start checking ID's and that would cut down on a lot of fraud charges, SUE WALMART PEOPLE!!!!!
  • by Why? Location: Tallahassee on Mar 29, 2011 at 05:18 AM
    Church THUGS????? You got to be kidding. The second coming can only be within the next year.
  • by John Location: Lee on Mar 29, 2011 at 04:08 AM
    It used to a civilized society. Where folks respected themselves and eachother, no more. The beasts roam among us as we tolerate their presence.
  • by josh Location: leon on Mar 29, 2011 at 03:45 AM
    the church robs the state, or they don't have to "pay in" to the state; the state robs the private sector, according to the private sector; who other than the church should be aloud to rob it?
  • by Mark Location: Tallahassee on Mar 28, 2011 at 08:41 PM
    Why oh why to people keep leaving their purses and credit cards and other valuable things in their cars and not expect to be robbed? No other word to summize but STUPID!
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