Police searching for two people in connection with Lynchburg church vandalism involving white supremacy sticker

Reverend: ‘If they were trying to intimidate us, that’s not going to work!’

Two suspects are wanted for vandalism after taking a rainbow banner from a church in Lynchburg and replaced it with a White supremacist sticker.

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department ia searching for two suspects wanted for vandalizing and stealing from a church.

It happened on October 8th at the First Unitarian Church in Downtown Lynchburg. The church’s minister, Reverend Terre Balof, believes the suspects captured on surveillance video stole a rainbow banner hanging above the entrance, then placed a sticker of a white supremacist group on the church’s free, outdoor library.

“If they were trying to intimidate us, that’s not going to work, and we’re ordering another banner,” said Reverend Terre Balof.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lynchburg Police Department.

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