Lyndhurst NJ police recently arrested a man accused of stealing cash from St. Mary’s Church.
The suspect is a 54-year-old resident of South Orange, New Jersey. According to law enforcement, the suspect committed the theft at the church rectory around 7:00 a.m. He gained entry to the rectory by asking for food from the church food bank.
Once inside the church, the suspect reportedly saw that the safe was unlocked. The suspect allegedly opened the safe and stole more than $6K in cash and checks.
Lyndhurst police detectives investigated the theft crime and identified the suspect through surveillance video images taken on the day of the theft. Police later located and arrested the suspect at Penn Station in Newark, NJ.
The suspect faces criminal charges for third degree theft of movable property.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Suspect in Lyndhurst Church Theft Arrested.”