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Surveillance footage shows Knightdale mobile church being stolen

KNIGHTDALE, N.C. (WNCN) - For months, the parking lot of Knightdale Station Preschool is where you would find Peter Brown's trailer. 

"This Sunday, I was preaching on forgiveness," Brown, the Pastor of The Edge Church, told CBS 17. "I didn't know God would put me into the front lines."

Brown has been pastor of the church since starting up in Knightdale four years ago. 

"We set up and tear down every Sunday," he said. "If you can picture a whole building of a church in one trailer, that's how we do every Sunday."

But this week, after coming to find his church's trailer stolen. Surveillance video shows a pickup truck driving in the preschool's parking lot just before 1 a.m. Tuesday, where the driver hooks up the trailer and leaves all in a matter of about four minutes. 

"It's broken, man. It's broken," Brown said. "We're getting ready to celebrate our four-year anniversary in two weeks. We're going through all the plans of using this space with the equipment that we no longer have to celebrate four years of what God's done."

The trailer contained all of the church's supplies, from musical equipment to computers, lights, a sound system, and children's supplies.

"It was over $150,000 worth of stuff total in that trailer," Brown said. "We don't have a means to just provide for this stuff magically. These were people that were giving to create this, to have this here, so that we could reach other people. 

Meanwhile, Brown is looking for answers while moving forward with a will to forgive. 

"God, whoever this person is, they need Jesus," he said. "They got problems in their life. But you know what, if they came to church, we'd love them just the same."

Knightdale town officials said the suspect's vehicle is a two-toned older model pickup truck. 

Brown's trailer is described as a 2013 white, 24-foot trailer with NC registration AD53724. 

The trailer also has a sticker on the back that says, "Portable Church Industries." 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Knightdale Police Department at 919-217-2261.  


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