VPD investigators are looking for witnesses to an incident at the Standard Holiness Church at 3101 E. 22nd Avenue on Thursday, April 5. Just before 7 p.m., parishioners were gathered inside the church for weekly prayers when a noise was heard near the front door.
When the congregation tried to open the door, they realized that it had been secured from the outside. They were able to leave through side exit doors.
The motive for this incident is unknown. Vancouver police are looking for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious at or near the church, or who has information regarding this incident, to call 604-717-0510 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.