Police put out a grainy picture of the person they are looking for.
According to police, someone entered Saint Barnabas Roman Catholic Church on East 241 St on Friday morning.
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The suspect stayed inside the church for about an hour before entering the lower level.
They say the suspect then stole a religious vessel, called a Monstrance, which was made of solid gold.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.
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