NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are hoping surveillance footage can help them find out who stole more than $35,000 worth of money and other items from a church in the Bronx.
The incident occurred at the Eternal Sacred Order Church in the Mount Eden section of the borough around 2 a.m. on Oct. 17. One or more suspects apparently got in over a back fence and broke past a side door, CBS 2’s Steve Langford reported.READ MORE: National Media Coverage Of Gabby Petito's Disappearance Raises Questions About Attention For Missing People Of Color
Religious artifacts, including a gold-plated crozier and cross were stolen, along with $28,000 in cash, said Bishop Phillip Aina.
“They took the bishop’s rings, they took a lot of jewelry, they took money also,” Aina said. “We’re helpless right now, without the money we’re disabled.”
Even the microphones were stolen from the church band, Langford reported.