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Church Burglary “Family Worship Center”

On, June 12, 2014 the "Family Worship Center" on 650 Blue Hills Avenue was broken into and items were taken from the premises. The items were:

• 40"Insignia Television ( no serial number)
• 60" Sharp LC LED Television serial number 206847463 model number 60LE640U

The suspect is this case appeared to be a black male, with short hair, thin built, approximately 5'08", in his late teens or early twenties. The suspect was wearing; brown hooded sweat shirt, baseball hat, red T-shirt under his sweat shirt, dark colored pants, adidas (black and white) sneakers and carrying a blue Yankees string book bag.

The surveillance camera revealed that on 6/11/14 at approximately 8 p.m. the suspect entered through the front entrance of the church during bible study. The suspect walked through the hallways of the church and entered the rear office without detection. It was later determine that the suspect cut one wire to the rear entrance alarm and left the south side window unlocked.

The Pastor called the alarm company in order to reset the alarm that was malfunctioning, unaware that the alarm was tamper with. The alarm company called the Pastor later that night because the sensors were going off but they decided not to call Police thinking that the alarm was malfunctioning. Surveillance later revealed that the suspect returned and he was the one setting off the sensor but at that time he did not take any items.
Surveillance also revealed the suspect returned for the third time on 6/12/14 at approximately 9:00 a.m. and ripped both of the television off the wall and exited through the rear entrance where the alarm was tamper. The suspect carried out one television at a time.

Suspect - Church - Hallway1

Suspect - Church - Hallway 2

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If you recognize the suspect or can provide any information, please contact Detective S. McGrath, Burglary Division at (860)757-4429 case number 14-19064.

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