Church vandals face heavy toll

Brazen offenders are expected to face a heavy toll from SA Police after removing and attempting to steal a 200kg church bell in Gawler earlier this month.

The unknown offenders scaled the Lutheran Church at Seventh Street and Sixth Street, Gawler South, between February 3 and 10.

The bell was removed and later recovered in the church grounds’ car park, with damage to the roof and spire estimated at about $15,000.

SA Police now seek public assistance to help them identify the offenders.

Any person with information about this matter is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or report online at

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