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Masked man stole cash from Bay Shore mosque, Suffolk cops say

A surveillance photo shows a masked man Suffolk

A surveillance photo shows a masked man Suffolk police said broke into a Bay Shore mosque and took money from a donation box early Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Credit: SCPD

Suffolk detectives are searching for a masked man they said stole money from donation boxes at a Bay Shore mosque early Tuesday after prying open a door.

The burglary occurred shortly after midnight at Masjid Darul Quran at 1514 East Third Ave., said Third Squad detectives, who also released a surveillance photo of the suspect inside the mosque.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on the burglary to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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