Man Steals 3 Poor Boxes, Vandalizes Long Island Church


A man wearing dark clothing and a baseball cap broke into a Massapequa Park church Sunday night and stole three donation boxes filled with money for the poor, Nassau County police said.

According to detectives, the suspect broke into Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Linden Street at about 5:34 p.m. by smashing a glass pane on the door.

The thief also damaged some of the candles inside the church before making off with the poor boxes, police said.

It wasn’t immediately clear how much money were in the boxes at the time of the robbery.

The suspect is described as a black male with a slim build. Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS(8477). All callers will remain anonymous.

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