Surveillance footage captures a criminal within the act as he swiped about $800 from a group field at a Queens church final week.

The clip reveals the person wandering down an alleyway earlier than getting into St. George Coptic Orthodox Church on thirty first Street close to thirty ninth Avenue in Long Island City round 4:40 p.m. Sept. 28.

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With nobody in sight, the thief is proven digging by the gathering field, the place he stole the wad of money, authorities mentioned.

Then the clip reveals the thief strolling again in the identical route from which he got here.

Cops are nonetheless on the lookout for the suspect, proven sporting a darkish jacket with white stripes on the sleeves, a baseball cap and denims.