WINFIELD, Kan. (AP) _ Cowley County authorities say they believe burglaries at one church in Arkansas City and three churches in Winfield during the weekend are connected.
Investigators say cash was stolen from all four churches and the thieves did significant damage to the buildings.
The thieves hit Hillcrest Baptist Church in Arkansas City on Friday, stealing electronic equipment and money intended to send youths to camp.
Winfield police are investigating a burglary on Saturday at the Nazarene Church. Burglaries also were discovered Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church and First Christian Church.