RANDOLPH (AP) — Police are investigating a break-in at a Randolph church in which the thief or thieves made off with about $1,500 in electronic equipment and even helped themselves to a snack from the refrigerator.

Bette Seymour, administrative assistant and treasurer for the United Methodist Church, said the loss of a computer and television and other items is a financial strain.

Two brass collection plates that survived a 1962 fire that destroyed the old church building were also stolen. Seymour called them “irreplaceable.”

She told the Kennebec Journal (http://bit.ly/17jfSSj ) the words “Pray for Satan” were scrawled on a message board outside the pastor’s office.

Deputy Chief Ryan Reardon of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office said the stolen items have an estimated value of $1,500. He says investigators have developed some leads.

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