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Money stolen from North Patchogue church donation boxes, police say

The donation boxes were broken into around 3

The donation boxes were broken into around 3 p.m. on July 16, according to police. Credit: SCPD / PIO

About $100 in cash, divided among eight donation boxes at a Catholic church in North Patchogue, was stolen in mid-July , Suffolk police said Tuesday.

A "person or persons" entered Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church on North Ocean Avenue at approximately 3 p.m. on July 16 and broke the donation boxes, police said. 

Whoever helps solve the crime could collect a reward of up to $5,000, they said.

To submit an anonymous tip, call 800-220-TIPS, or text “SCPD” and the message to “CRIMES” (274637) or email police via

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