Duluth Church Victim of Auto Theft

Northstar Church Bus Stolen

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The theft of a bus has church leaders and police seeking information Friday. 

Northstar Baptist Church, on Arlington Rd., was the victim of an auto theft overnight Wednesday.

Associate Pastor Stephen King said the missing bus was noticed Thursday morning.

The church owns two buses and King believes both were targeted by the perpetrator(s).

“Somebody came into our lot and they attempted to hot wire our other bus,” King said Friday.

“The circuit panel was pulled off, and then they did hot wire our other bus.”

King said the bus is used to transport church goers to and from services and most of the parishioners who use the service come from underprivileged areas of Duluth. 

King said the bus is a 1995 Bluebird bus with a large Chevrolet emblem on the front grill. 

It is white with a blue stripe painted on the sides. 

The bus will be badly needed in the coming weeks with children out of school.

“We also use it for a vacation bible program,” King said. “We’ll have 100, 120 kids a night for that.”

Anyone with information related to this story should contact the Duluth Police Department  (218)730-5400.

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