Minneapolis — A robber was caught on camera trying to get through a Minneapolis mosque. Repairing the path of destruction can cost thousands of dollars, but some damage cannot be repaired easily.
Broken glass, broken doors, bent donation boxes. It was discovered by members of the Tawfik Islamic Center in Minneapolis after a late Sunday night break-in.
“He came and attacked our place of worship,” the trustee said.
One person after another was caught on camera behind the robbery.
“And he started destroying just about every door he could find. He destroyed offices. He destroyed property,” said Jaylani Hussein, executive director of CAIR-MN. rice field.
The camera captured the point of entry and forced the back door open. He then went through the gym, forced his way through the next door, and spent about 40 minutes inside the mosque.
A video captures a person walking down a hallway. You see him kick the door and take the money from the collection boxes around the mosque. estimated loss is about $50,000. They say the damaged can be repaired.
“But our sense of security and the impact it will have will have long-term implications for our community,” the trustee said.
The community expressed concern, leading to a visit from the city’s top police officer. They report this is his fourth serious incident at a Minnesota mosque since the beginning of the year.
“Many of the motives are different, but the results are all the same, harming, insecure and terrifying communities,” said Abdullahi Farah of the Muslim Union.
Preliminary information suggests the motive was theft, according to police. It happened in a mosque, so we can investigate whether the actions were motivated by hatred or prejudice.
If you recognize him, please contact CrimeStoppers or the police. The community is offering him a $6,000 bounty for the information.