Thieves steal hundreds from donation boxes from church in Howard Beach, Queens

HOWARD BEACH, Queens (WABC) -- Police are searching for the people who were caught on camera stealing money from donation boxes inside a Queens church.

It happened around 3:00 p.m. Thursday at St. Helen's Church on 83rd Street in Howard Beach.

In total, a woman and her accomplice stole around $400 from four separate donation boxes, police said.

Police shared surveillance video of the burglary, showing the woman turning a donation box upside down and fishing the money that falls out.

They said a man helped the robber break into the church's front door.

Police described the female burglar as a black woman in her 40s and the male as a black man in his late 30s.

Anyone with information in regards to the above incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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