A CHURCH was raided by a thief who broke into the building and made off with a small amount of cash.
The break-in took place at Boghall Parish Church on Elizabeth Drive in Bathgate between 10pm on Friday and 8am on Saturday.
A church official discovered the break-in and police are now investigating.
Pc Gill Robinson said: “This is a despicable theft from a community hub, which is widely used by the public in the area.
“We are keen to hear from anyone who remembers seeing anything suspicious in or around the church. In addition, anyone with information relevant to this break-in is asked to contact police immediately.”