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Catholic News Herald

Serving Christ and Connecting Catholics in Western North Carolina

CHARLOTTE — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating recent collection box thefts from three parishes in the diocese.

At St. Matthew Church and St. John Neumann, both in Charlotte, and St. Mark Church in Huntersville, someone stole the wooden collection boxes off the wall. Video surveillance footage at St. Matthew Church shows a woman prying the box off the wall and stashing it under a pew before putting it in a large box and carrying out. These collection boxes weigh more than 10 pounds and cost about $400 each.

Detectives believe the same person or persons may be involved in these thefts. No arrests had been made as of Dec. 21.

Video and photos of a suspect were released and anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
— Catholic News Herald