NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Church officials in Norfolk say they are at a loss after someone stole their air conditioner and heating unit.

According to Norfolk police, the call for the larceny came in around 2 p.m. Monday at Advent Episcopal Church in the 9600 block of Norfolk Avenue.

Senior Warden of the church, Raymond Camden, was sad to see someone do this to the local church, which has been providing food and clothing to those less fortunate in Hampton Roads for over 20 years.

“We’ve had somebody cut through the chain-link fence and help themselves to the compressors that were in there,” Camden said.

Last Friday night, thieves came to the church and stole two units from the property. Camden then came in on Monday morning to find a third unit had also been stolen.

Police reports were filed for both of the incidents and insurance has said it will cover the theft. However, since the church filed two separate police reports they will now have to pay two deductibles.

“Which is quite you know, a blow to us considering some of the things we do here,” Camden said.

Despite these incidents, Camden says the church’s commitment to the community will continue.

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