Aug 01, 2020
Man steals collection box cash from Park Slope church, video shows
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A man who looked like he had come to pray at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Park Slope instead walked off with the contents of the collection box, the church and police said Saturday.
The “prayerful” suspect waited until the church was empty to make his move, the Diocese of Brooklyn said.
Surveillance video shows the alleged sinner carrying a wooden collection box off to the side of the church, kneeling to cut it open and then stuffing the cash into his pants pocket before casually heading out onto 9th street.
The theft was discovered about 4 p.m. Friday by a Franciscan nun who was sanitizing the pews, the Diocese said. She did not know how much money was stolen.
“I am saddened by what happened inside our beautiful church yesterday, but I am grateful to God that no one was injured. I understand in these unprecedented times, many people have lost their jobs and need assistance, but this not how you turn to the church for help. My message to those in need is to ring our doorbell, don’t vandalize and steal, and let us help you,” said Father Willy Kingsley Ndi, administrator of St. Thomas Aquinas Church.
Police described the suspect a white man, 5 feet 10 inches and 160 pounds, wearing an orange shirt, black jeans black sneakers, blue hat, black face mask and carrying a black briefcase.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s 78th Precinct at 718)-636-6411 or NYPD Crime Stoppers at 800-577-8477.Filed under brooklyn , catholic church , church , park slope , thefts , 8/1/20
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My father, Irving Kaufman (1910 – 1982), was a professional photographer who started in Brooklyn in the mid 1930s working for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. He captured thousands of images of Brooklyn through the 1950s. I have recently digitized a great many of them. My father’s profile can be found here.
This week’s theme:
I hope you enjoy this week’s selections. Of course, I hope that every week. But this time is different because I’ve never done a week with this much apparent repetition. I say “apparent” because, although each picture is different from all the others, they’re all variations of the same two scenes.