South Orange Man Accused of Stealing from Lyndhurst NJ Church
Lyndhurst New Jersey police arrested a man accused of stealing money from St. Mary’s Church.
The suspect is a 54-year-old man from South Orange, NJ. According to law enforcement officials, the suspect broke into the church rectory around 7:00 a.m. He gained access by first requesting food from the church food bank.
Once inside the building, the suspect allegedly found that the safe was unlocked. The suspect allegedly got away with more than $6K in cash and checks from the church safe.
Detectives with the Lyndhurst Police Department investigated the theft incident and reportedly identified the suspect through surveillance video images. Police then arrested him at Penn Station in Newark, NJ.
The suspect has been charged with third degree theft of movable property.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Suspect in Lyndhurst Church Theft Arrested.”