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Crook Takes Church Cash

Stole Stash From Security Car In Maspeth

In the midst of last Tuesday’s (Jan. 21) snowstorm, an unidentified bandit swiped cash belonging to a Maspeth church from a security van outside the house of worship, law enforcement sources said.

According to police, the larceny occurred at around 12:30 p.m. last Tuesday in front of Holy Cross Church, located at 61-21 56th Rd., between 61st and 64th streets.

Reportedly, two representatives of a security firm came to the church in a vehicle to pick up cash and checks for deposit. Shortly after arrival, authorities noted, the workers discovered that the vehicle had a flat tire.

While working to fix the flat, police said, an unidentified person entered the security vehicle and removed a bag containing the church’s currency, then fled in an unknown direction.

The incident was later reported to the 104th Precinct. Detectives determined the bag contained over $7,000 in cash and checks received by the house of worship.

The case was presented to the 104th Precinct Detective Squad for further investigation, police said.

Anyone with any information about the theft that could prove helpful is asked to call the 104th Precinct Detective Squad at 1-718- 386-2735; all calls will be kept confidential.

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