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News Release

Friday, December 28, 2012

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LAPD Hollywood Detectives Investigate a Burglary at a Local Church NR12599vh

Los Angeles: LAPD Hollywood Area Detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that will lead to the arrest of a suspect who burglarized a church in the Hollywood Area.

On December 22, 2012, an unknown individual entered the Holy Transfiguration Russian Orthodox Church, located at 5400 block, gained access to the Altar Room and stole numerous religious artifacts.  A total of thirty-seven artifacts were taken.

**Click here for the pictures of the stolen artifacts **

Hollywood Detectives are requesting that anyone with information related to this incident contact Hollywood Area Detective Division at 213-972-2931.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.