Man steals $800 from collection box in Queens church: police

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Police released images of a man who allegedly stole $800 from a collection box at a Long Island City church Sept. 28, 2021 (NYPD)

LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens — About $800 was stolen from a collection box at a Queens church late last month, authorities said.

It happened on Sept. 28 around 4:40 p.m. at the St. George Coptic Orthodox Church along 31st Street and 39th Avenue in the Long Island City neighborhood.

The man entered the church and removed about $800 from a collection box before fleeing, cops said.

Police released surveillance video of the suspect walking down a driveway and later inside a part of the church. 

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