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Police investigate break-ins at Frankfort Islamic Center

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Published: Dec. 19, 2017 at 11:21 AM EST
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Police want to find a suspect behind a string of break-ins at an Islamic center.

Frankfort Police say a burglar was caught on video breaking into the Islamic Center on Schenkel Lane in late November. The person in the video breaks the front window, goes into the building and takes cash from a donation box.

In a post on Facebook, Police said there have been several burglaries at the center recently.

Ashiq Zaman with the center says that when the center first opened in 2003 they never had any issues. He says the recent break-ins have built up and they believe that few hundred dollars have been stolen.

"We come here for prayer, for mental price and tranquility. No one wants to come here anymore. That sense of safety is gone," said Zaman.

If you know anything, you can call Frankfort Police at 502-352-2052. You can also contact Frankfort Crime Stoppers at 502-875-8648, online at frankfortcrimestoppers.com or by texting 274367. Just type FCS and your tip in the message. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

Can you help identify the person in this video? On 11/24/17 the Islamic Center at 741 Schenkel Lane was broken into. The person in the video broke the front window, entered the building and took cash from the donation box. This particular location has had several recent burglaries and we are asking for the public’s help in apprehending a suspect/s. The Frankfort Police Department is requesting that anyone who may have information on these crimes to please contact Lieutenant Dustin Bowman at (502) 352-2052. Information may be given anonymously by calling Frankfort Crime Stoppers at (502) 875-8648 or on the web at www.frankfortcrimestoppers.com . To submit an anonymous tip through text messaging, type FCS and your message, then send it to 274637 (CRIMES on most cell phones.) Crime Stoppers may pay cash rewards of up to $1,000.00 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

Posted by Frankfort Police Department and Emergency 911 on Tuesday, December 19, 2017