SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Police asked for the public’s help Wednesday to identify a man who stole a safe containing at least $100,000 from the living quarters of a monk at a Buddhist temple in Santa Ana.
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The burglary happened the day after Thanksgiving at the Chua Bat Nha Buddhist Temple, 4717 W. 1st Street, at about 3:50 p.m. Police released Ring video of the intruder, who was seen entering the head monk’s living quarters and rifling through the room.READ MORE: Murder Suspect Leads Police On Pursuit From Ontario To North Hollywood Following Slaying
Police say the man took a black safe that held approximately $100,000 and more cash from the room.
The thief was described as a man between 20 and 30 years old with a medium build, wearing a black baseball cap with a marijuana leaf, a black T-shirt with a “Diesel” logo,” black shorts with the white letters “ICON” on the right leg, and black Nikes.MORE NEWS: Fugitive Wanted For Downtown LA Hit-And-Run In Stolen Truck Which Severely Injured Woman Apprehended In Arizona
Anyone with information about the man or his whereabouts can contact Santa Ana police Detective Guidry at (714) 245-8530.