Los Angeles News
Burglar Wanted For Stealing From Church
By Ivetta Babadjanian
Jan 2, 2013 - 8:27:22 PM

LOS ANGELES—Police are seeking a suspect who burglarized a church in the Hollywood area on Saturday, December 22. The incident occurred at the Holy Transfiguration Russian Orthodox Church located at 5432 Fernwood Avenue.
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Stolen religious artifact. Photo courtesy of the LAPD.


The unidentified suspect gained access to the altar room and stole a reported total of 37 religious artifacts such as ornate metal crosses and chalices. According to a news release issued on Friday, December 28, the LAPD Hollywood Area Detectives seek the public's help in identifying the suspect and recovering the stolen items.

Hollywood Detectives are requesting that anyone with information related to this incident contact Hollywood Area Detective Division at 213-972-2931. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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