PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — An early morning car theft in Chillicothe left a church in Peoria damaged.

Just before 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Peoria Police officers were dispatched to Crossroads Church on 9600 Broadway St. in Peoria.

According to a report, a car drove through the wall of the church, backed out, and fled the scene.

The car was later found in a ditch across the street from the church with significant damage to the exterior of the vehicle.

Police said the car was originally stolen from Chillicothe.

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