New York City police are searching for the man who stole $35,000 worth of property from a church in Bronx, according to its pastor.
It happened Sunday, April 28 around 11:30 p.m. at the Victory Seventh-day Adventist Church on Burke Avenue in East Bronx.
Police said the man broke into the church through a window and stole two video cameras and equipment. The church’s pastor told the media the camera equipment was worth around $35,000. It was not for surveillance but instead used to record church services.
The apparent burglar spent three hours inside the church, according to the pastor.
He also damaged an interior window.
A surveillance video clip shows the man carrying two large duffle bags down an aisle surrounded by pews and is available at DCPI.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.