Man steals from church, partner turns him in

Posted at 12:48 PM, May 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 16:39:44-04

A Phoenix man who reportedly broke into and stole items from a north Phoenix church was turned in by his own accomplice.

Court records show that a man broke into a church stealing $3,500 worth of property and was turned in by an accomplice after he tried to sell the goods.

Police report that around 1 a.m. on March 15 the Greater Hope Christian Church near 33rd Avenue and Thunderbird Road was allegedly broken into by 30-year-old Joshua Karl Juergens.

He reportedly was putting the items up for sale on the internet when an accomplice called police and reported him.

Police say they were able to recover about $1,000 worth of stolen items which were found in Juergens' car.

Juergens also has a court hearing on another charge of trafficking in stolen property. He has now been charged with burglary.