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Several southern IL churches burglarized

The Jackson County, Illinois sheriff's office is investigating several church burglaries.

According to the sheriff's office, they happened in the Murphysboro and Ava, Illinois areas on Dec. 21.

The First Baptist Church of Ava, the Ava Assembly of God, Ava Missionary Baptist Church and Pate Chapel Baptist and Life Tabernacle in Murphysboro, Illinois are the churches.

The sheriff's office says they believe the burglaries are all related.

Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to contact the sheriff's office.

This comes just weeks after a string of church burglaries took place in Union county.

No word yet on if the two sets of break-ins are related.

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