Darby church theft suspect arrested

Action News was there as Darby Borough police took an alleged church bandit into custody.
October 25, 2013 4:31:04 PM PDT
Action News was there as Darby Borough police took an alleged church bandit into custody.

Ricky Johnson turned himself in to Chester authorities on Friday morning.

Johnson is accused of breaking into Christ Temple Church overnight last Saturday.

Investigators say surveillance video shows Johnson carrying out a load of electronic equipment.

The pastor was on his way to the church around 1:45 a.m. when he saw the suspect walking by carrying all the items.

"It was funny to see someone carrying stuff at that time so I called my wife and I told her," Pastor Timothy Babatunde said.

The pastor had no idea he had just seen the man that had burglarized his church and that was all his things the suspect was carrying.

According to court documents, Johnson told police he sold the stolen items to feed a drug habit.


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