PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A man accused of taking bags of money from a church in Philadelphia is now under arrest.
Video captured the suspect on Jan. 8 around 2:50 p.m. entering the Calvary Roman Catholic Church located at 11024 Knights Road with a key.READ MORE: Philadelphia Health Department Revises COVID Guidance For Schools, Adds Weekly Testing For Unvaccinated Students 12 And Under
Once inside surveillance video recorded the suspect entering a room where he took bags of donations containing an undisclosed amount of money and checks.
Police say the suspect has done this before.
“The suspect had taken donations on at least two separate occasions on December 4, 2017, and December 31, 2017,” authorities said in a news release.READ MORE: Upper Darby High School Dismissed Early After Student Sets Paper Towel Roll On Fire In Bathroom
After the previous incidents, police say cameras were installed.
“They had had an issue the previous week were some money had gone missing, and they put a hidden camera in and of course this Sunday when they noticed and saw this gentleman and reported it to police,” said L. Dennis Rosenbaum, with the Philadelphia Police Department.
The crime struck a chord with the community so much so that it was quickly shared on social media.MORE NEWS: Lockdown Lifted At Hardy Williams Mastery Charter School After 911 Call Warning Of School Shooting
Less than an hour after being released he was arrested.