Investigation into attempted theft of donation boxes from Farmingdale mosque

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Monday, January 12, 2015

FARMINGDALE (WABC) -- Police are investigating a burglary over the weekend at a mosque on Long Island.

According to detectives, a man entered the Masjid Bilal Mosque on Fulton Street in Farmingdale at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday through an unlocked rear window.

Authorities say he attempted to remove two donation boxes mounted into a wall.

The suspect is described as 20-25 years of age, approximately 5'10" tall, 180 pounds, wearing dark jeans, a dark hooded jacket and work boots.

He left the scene through a glass pedestrian door, police say. There were no proceeds.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.