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Man steals donation box from Bronx mosque: police

Posted: 1:32 AM, Jun 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-04 04:25:46-04

CONCOURSE VILLAGE, the Bronx—Police are searching for a man seen on surveillance footage removing a donation box from a mosque in the Bronx, authorities said Tuesday.

Two weeks into Ramadan, on May 21 around 6 a.m., police say the man entered the Masjid Nur Al Islam Mosque on 1151 Sherman Avenue.

He then removed a donation box that contained about $2,200 in cash, police said.

The NYPD released images of the man carrying a large green box out of the masjid.

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