Thieves who stole equipment from church wanted

By Ryan Korsgard - Reporter

HOUSTON - Harris County sheriff's investigators are searching for the thieves who broke into a storage container behind a local church and got away with  thousands of dollars worth of equipment.

It happened at around noon Monday at the Church of Champions on Cutten Road in northwest Harris County.

Church surveillance video shows two men getting out of a Ford F-150 pickup after backing up to the steel cargo container. Workers found the locks had been cut and more than $4,000 in equipment, including a welder and generator, were missing.

The surveillance video shows men loading up the equipment and driving off. 

"I hope people return the stuff. If not, our church, we're a strong church," said church member Tremayne Dortch.

Volunteers were using the tools to build an obstacle course beside the church.

The equipment belongs to Sam Sann. Sann tried out for "Ninja Warrior," owns his own gym and wants to share his passion for fitness. He is building an obstacle course beside the church for the community.

"I guess there are a lot of desperate people out there," said Sann, of IronSport. "Just get a real job instead of going around stealing people's stuff."

If you recognize the men in the surveillance video, please call the Harris County Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and could earn a cash reward.

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