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Cops: Man sought in theft from Port Jefferson church donation boxes

Suffolk County police have released surveillance images of

Suffolk County police have released surveillance images of a man they said they are seeking in connection with the theft of cash from donation boxes at a Port Jefferson church on July 9, 2017. Photo Credit: SCPD

A man who police said stole cash from donation boxes at a church did so under the watchful eye of a video surveillance camera security system, which recorded him in the act.

Now, Suffolk County police are asking if you recognize the man who stole that cash from the Infant Jesus Roman Catholic Church on Myrtle Avenue in Port Jefferson on July 9.

Detectives have released surveillance footage, which shows the suspect, wearing jeans, a striped shirt and a hat, breaking into the donation boxes adjacent to the memorial candles inside the church.

The incident occurred at about 10 p.m.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the theft to call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477.

All calls will remain confidential.

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