Unholy robbery under investigation at Rensselaer church

Rensselaer Police are looking to solve an unholy crime.

Between 2:30 Sunday afternoon and 8:45 Monday morning, someone broke into the St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph Church on Herrick Street, jimmying open the locked side door.

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While inside the church, the person – or persons – tried to break open a floor safe, which was unsuccessful.

After that, a wooden donation box for the poor was cut open and an unknown amount of money inside was taken.

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A wooden prayer candle box was also cut open. An unknown amount of money was stolen from that.

There are no security cameras set up in the church.

Rensselaer Police are hoping to find anyone who may have noticed something or anyone suspicious outside the church Sunday afternoon through Monday morning.

The church pastor wasn’t around to comment when NewsChannel 13 stopped by at the rectory Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information should contact Rensselaer Police at (518) 462-7451.