WOODLAWN HEIGHTS, the Bronx — A man stole a gold religious vessel worth thousands of dollars from a church in the Bronx, police said on Saturday.
The suspect walked into Saint Barnabas Roman Catholic Church, located on East 241st Street, around 7 a.m. and sat inside for about an hour before making his move, according to authorities.
He then walked to the lower level of the church and removed a religious vessel called a Monstrance, which is made of solid gold and worth about $10,000, police said.
The NYPD released a photo of the suspect Saturday morning.
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