Chief Joseph O’Connor
219 Walden Street
P.O. Box 519
Concord, MA 01742
For Immediate Release
Monday, April 18, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Concord Police Investigating Black Lives Matter Signs Stolen from Church
CONCORD — Chief Joseph O’Connor reports that the Concord Police Department is investigating the theft of two Black Lives Matter signs stolen from a local church, and is asking for the public’s help identifying potential suspects.
On Sunday, April 17, at approximately 4 p.m., an officer responded to the First Parish Church, 20 Lexington Road, on a report that two signs were stolen from the front entrance of the church.
Upon the officer’s arrival, the facilities manager stated that he noticed the large signs missing at 3:20 p.m. The signs are described as being 2 feet by 6 feet, vinyl, with a black background and “BLACK LIVES MATTER” written in white. The signs were hung with grommets and bungee cords on both sides of the front entrance. Each sign is estimated to be worth $50.
“We are actively investigating this incident,” Chief O’Connor said. “It is disturbing that anyone would steal a sign from a place of worship.”
Police are looking for suspects involved in the theft and are asking that if anyone saw anything suspicious between April 16 at 5 p.m. through 9 a.m. on April 17, to call the Concord Police Department at 978-318-3400.