$10,000 stolen from Pinoy parish’s youth ministry program

By Balitang America, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Sept. 22, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – A church with a big Pinoy population in Union City, Calif. was recently broken into and robbed of an estimated $10,000 dollars stolen in cash and checks.

An employee of St. Anne’s Catholic Church reported the burglary after noticing money for the Parish’s youth ministry program was missing.

Officers learned that the suspect entered the Parish office through a window that was possible unsecured and stole the registration form that held checks and contents inside a cash box.

Police are reviewing video footage from the church’s surveillance system, but no arrests have been made.

This church was vandalized in the past. In 2012, the Church’s statues of Mary and Joseph outside facing the parking lot were black out and graffiti of satanic symbols was sprayed nearby on the walls and roof.

The youth ministry program is a two-year curriculum aimed at high school students.

“That is the sad apart about it – that it happened” said Father Geoffrey Baraan. “That money is for them, now it’s gone. It’s just really sad. Like I said before, whoever did this, I will forgive that person, but there is also justice. Hopefully that person will have a change of heart.”

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  • kikay Pang0
    22 September 2014 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Police doesn’t need to go far on their investigation … Start questioning the Filipinos.

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