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Posted on Tue, Nov 13, 2012 : 12:38 p.m.

Cash donations reported stolen from church collection trays

By John Counts

An unknown amount of cash was reported stolen Monday from the collection trays of St. Vladimir Orthodox Church in Lima Township.


St. Vladimir Orthodox Church

Courtesy photo

Deputies with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the church, at 9900 Jackson Road, at 2 a.m. because the alarm was going off, according to a news release.

Police discovered a broken window, which they believe is how the suspect or suspects gained entry.

"(They) then rummaged through the main office and stole an unknown amount of cash that had been collected through donations over the weekend," the release said.

The investigation is ongoing, but there are no suspects at this time.

It's unclear if the theft was linked to other recent church break-ins in western Washtenaw County.

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Thu, Nov 15, 2012 : 4:44 p.m.

Do not bother to mention that this could have been someone from within the church. It will only be deleted.


Wed, Nov 14, 2012 : 2:49 p.m.

Ripping off a church. What a world.


Thu, Nov 15, 2012 : 5:03 p.m.

The church ripping off the world. Our world.


Wed, Nov 14, 2012 : 12:07 a.m.

In Russia, they sent punk rockers to Siberia for less than this


Tue, Nov 13, 2012 : 7:59 p.m.

Eventually, this criminal will answer to a higher authority.


Tue, Nov 13, 2012 : 6:06 p.m.

Response time from the time the alarm went off to arrival of WCSD? Is the alarm just audible or is it connected to an alarm company? Just interesting stuff to know on how the agency responds.