Churches hit by thief in the Bronx

April 29, 2011 8:51:03 PM PDT
Police are investigating four church burglaries in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx.

The burglaries started at the end of March.

In each incident, the suspect or suspects entered the church and fled with cash.

A burglary at St. Joseph's Cursillo Center on West 230th Street is being investigated as a grand larceny because there was no forced entry. Seventy-five hundred dollars was taken from a safe there.

Other churches targeted include the Mission Pentecostal Church at 168 West 225th Street on March 26th. Six thousand dollars was stolen from a safe, officials said.

That same day, sometime after 8:00 p.m., $59 was taken from a cabinet at St. Stephen United Methodist Church on West 228th Street.

The most recent burglary happened on April 15. Sometime after 12:45 a.m., $300 was taken from a safe at the Fordham Manor Reformed Church at 2705 Reservoir Avenue.

Police have no suspects and no descriptions at this time.