Jan 4, 2016
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Richmond police are investigating a report that a thief or thieves broke into the donations boxes of a local church last week and made off with several hundred dollars.

Police received a burglary report from an official at St. Cornelius Parish at 28th Street and Macdonald Avenue on New Year’s Eve, Sgt. Eddie Russell of RPD’s Property Crimes Unit said.

The official said he arrived to find the church’s wooden donations boxes had been broken into. The official said the thief or thieves must have done the unholy deed sometime between 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30 and 2 p.m. the following day.

A suspect is being sought, but police investigators have little to go by at this point, with no witnesses coming forward or even fingerprint evidence, Russell said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the RPD Property Crimes Unit at (510) 620-6632.

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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.