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The four suspects were wearing Captain America masks, but instead of avenging anyone they are now accused super villains. The four suspects were wearing Captain America masks, but instead of avenging anyone they are now accused super villains.

(WMC-TV) - Four suspects charged with stealing from churches appeared before a judge for the first time Thursday. Investigators accuse them of breaking and entering while wearing Captain America masks.

Unlike several thieves, Pastor James Stevens enters Flag Lake Baptist church with a key.

"Stealing from people is one thing, but stealing from God is completely different," he said.

Guitars, computers and even donations from the congregation were allegedly taken by suspects Justin Bond, Louis Nash, Patrick McGee, and Roger Cummins. They are accused of breaking into five churches in Tate County and one in Senatobia all over the weekend.

The four suspects were wearing Captain America masks, but instead of avenging anyone they are now accused super villains.

Stevens preaches forgiveness and says it is no different even when he and his church family are victims. The money taken was going toward building a new playground and walking trail.

"It's not a blanket forgiveness that's given to everybody here. Again it comes back to repentance and really being sorry," he said.

Glass shards remain on the floor where the crooks broke through the window. Stevens is disappointed he has to worry about security in a place people are supposed to feel safe. He feels blessed the thieves did not take everything so the congregation can still worship on Sunday.

"It could have been so much worse here so you can only thank God for that," said Stevens.

The judge set bond for $100,000 a piece for each of the suspects and additional charges are possible.

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