Diocese of Rockville Centre

February 1, 2010

Rockville Centre, NY – February 1, 2010 – On Sunday, January 31, 2010 the chapel at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Massapequa Park was burglarized. After a volunteer noticed a broken window on the front door of the chapel, it was determined that two wooden donation boxes were damaged. Both donation boxes appear to have been damaged with a large stone and one of the boxes has not yet been recovered. The parish has been victim to a string of burglaries in recent months.

The incident is currently under investigation by the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD). The incident is believed to have taken place between 4PM and 7:30PM on January 31. 

The NCPD hosted a press conference today, February 1, at 3:30PM at Police Headquarters where they presented video evidence of the incident.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.