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Pair caught on camera stealing hundreds from church donation boxes in Queens: police

Posted at 7:54 AM, Apr 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-06 17:19:14-04

HOWARD BEACH, Queens— Police are searching for a duo who burglarized a Catholic church in Queens, police said Saturday.

On Thursday at 3 a.m., a man forced open the front door of Saint Helens Roman Catholic Church, located at 157-10 83 St., police said.

Once the church's door was broken, a woman entered and removed about $400 from four separate donation boxes inside, according to police.

Surveillance video released by the NYPD showed a woman , dressed in a dark- colored jacket and light- colored pants, pulling cash from the bottom portion  of the donation box

The man is described as being in his lats 30s and the female in her 40s.

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