Police: Vandals try to pry open Elmont church poor boxes

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Nassau County police said Monday they are investigating a burglary at an Elmont church.

A maintenance worker at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, 1500 DePaul St., locked and secured the church Sunday at 9 p.m., police said in a news release. When he returned Monday morning, the worker noticed someone had broken a basement boiler-room window and entered the church.

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A free-standing poor box and wall-mounted poor box were pried, but the burglar did not open them, police said. A church desk also was damaged.

Fourth Squad detectives said anyone with information on the burglary could call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477.

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