EAST NORTHPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Police on Long Island are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who stole a church donation box in broad daylight.
Suffolk County police are asking the public’s help in identifying the suspect. They say he entered St. Anthony’s Church in East Northport around 1:45 p.m. on Feb. 2 and stole the box.
It was not known how much cash was in the box.
Parishioner: Suspect Accused Of Stealing LI Church Donation Box Will 'Answer To A Higher Power'
Parishioners said they’re stunned by the theft.
“I can’t believe anyone would steal from a church but they’re gonna have to answer to a higher power someday,” Roberta told WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs. “I don’t think there’s anything lower that someone can do by stealing from those who are trying to help others.”
Police released a surveillance photo of the suspect, who’s described as a white man with a thin to medium build and gray hair. He was wearing a red T-shirt at the time of the theft.
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- Man Shot, Killed In Carteret Overnight
- Video Shows Suspects Accused Of Using Stolen Credit Card To Buy TV, Metrocard
- Man Charged In Stabbing Deaths Of Mom, Grandmother In Jersey City
- Mistakenly Sold Lottery Ticket Earns New Jersey Couple $1 Million
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)