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VIDEO: Man with cane steals religious painting from Washington Heights church

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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan – Police released video showing a man with a cane removing a religious painting from a Greek Orthodox church last Sunday.

The NYPD said the robbery happened at Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Washington Heights, shortly before 12:30 p.m. on May 8.

Surveillance footage shows the thief entering the house of worship, taking off his jacket, removing the painting and putting it inside his coat before fleeing.

The man is described to be around 65 years old, approximately 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds.

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