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Church donation box burglarized once again

Holy Family Catholic Church's Arturo Navarro shows the cash donation box that is set up just inside the rear doors to the church in Glendale on Tuesday

Donations inside an offering box have again been stolen from Holy Family Catholic Church, police said.

The theft was reported at 5:25 p.m. Thursday after a woman saw a man flip the offering box upside down and attempt to retrieve money from a slot, according to Glendale police reports.

This incident wasn’t the first theft of donations from the church at 209 E. Lomita Ave., according to the Glendale News-Press.

Last year, Peter Galindro was convicted of two felony counts of burglary after stealing about $400 from the church’s collection boxes, which contained donations to help the poor and for Haiti relief.

Galindro, who was sentenced to serve two years in state prison for the thefts, was also linked to a burglary at Saint Finbar church in Burbank.

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Photo: Holy Family Catholic Church's Arturo Navarro shows the cash donation box that is set up just inside the rear doors to the church in Glendale on Tuesday. Credit: Raul Roa / Times Community News

 
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