Rockingham County

Pride Flag, replacement flag, both stolen from Stratham church, police say

STRATHAM, N.H. — Authorities are investigating after they say a Pride Flag and its replacement were both stolen from a church earlier this month.

Stratham Police say they responded to the Stratham Community Church on Monday, April 3, after a parishioner reported the flag was taken from the message board out front. Investigators determined the theft occurred on March 31.

A witness described a white teenager in a hooded sweatshirt holding the flag and running towards an older model blue Honda Pilot and jumping in the passenger seat, according to officials. Police describe the driver of the Honda Pilot as a white teenage male.

Authorities say the church then replaced the stolen Pride Flag but on April 19, that replacement flag was taken, although it is unclear if the crime was done by the same suspects.

Police are continuing to investigate the thefts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Steven Janvrin or Lt. David Pierce of the Stratham Police Department.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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