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Police: Three 15-year-olds arrested for trashing Thornton church

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Posted at 12:24 PM, Mar 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-28 14:24:42-04

THORNTON, Colo. — Three teenagers have been arrested for allegedly breaking into a Thornton church and causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage.

Police said Wednesday that three 15-year-olds from Thornton were taken into custody. The suspects have not been identified.

The vandalism occurred at North Huron Christian Center, 750 W. 96th Ave., on Monday afternoon. Police said the teens entered the church sometime between 2 and 3 p.m., tripping an alarm.

The suspects broke holes in windows and walls and destroyed items inside the church, including dishes and musical instruments, police said. Photos posted by police show glass and other debris strewn about the church and a piano flipped on its top.

The property damage is estimated to cost more than $80,000, police said.

A GoFundMe account has since been set up to raise money for the church.