On March 30, 2017, around 11:00 p.m. a white male burglarized the Islamic Center of the East Valley located at 425 N. Alma School Rd. The suspect forced entry into the mosque and stole an undisclosed amount of money.
Earlier in the evening, the Masjid Bilal Rabah mosque in the town of Maricopa was also burglarized. Investigators believe the same suspect is responsible for both burglaries.
The suspect is a white male, between 30 and 50 years of age with a receding hairline and is between five-foot ten-inches and six-foot two-inches tall. At the time of the burglary, the suspect was wearing a blue shirt under a dark colored jacket, khaki pants, and gray shoes.
If you have any information regarding the identification of the suspect, contact either the Chandler Police Department at (480) 782-4130, the Maricopa Police Department at (520) 568-3673, or Silent Witness at (480) WITNESS (948-6377). Silent Witness is offering a reward up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of this suspect.