While parishioners were having coffee after the 10 a.m. service Sunday, thieves stole the donations made by parishioners or St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Sunday.
"Sometime during or after coffee hour ... the offering from the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services was stolen," wrote St. Andrew's Church Rector Julie Carson in an email to parishioners. "It is believed that less than $100 in cash was among the checks. ... The good news is that there was no property damage, no forced entry, and nobody was hurt."
Carson recommended if a parishioner placed a check into the offering, that they contact their bank and cancel the payment.
The Maple Street church contacted Framingham Police and filed a report. Framingham Police were not available to comment on the robbery Monday. There was no information in the log beyond the report filed Sunday night. Framingham Patch will update when we learn more.
"Keep your eye on your checking account and if you see that the check has been deposited (though that is highly unlikely), contact your bank and the Framingham Police at 508-872-1212," wrote Carson. Anyone with information about the theft wee also asked to contact the police.
Carson asked parishioner to contact the parish office, if they placed a Christmas Memorial Gifts form and check in the offering, to make sure it was not stolen with the rest of the offering.
The Maple Street church was broken into the first week of January this year.