A hapless church burglar – the second on Long Island in as many days – was busted after dropping his identification in an Oceanside church.
Eyewitness News has learned in the case of the Oceanside robbery, police nabbed the would-be robber after he dropped his identity at the scene.
Police say 23-year-old Elvi Rodriguez, of 26 Kenneth Place, lingered inside St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church at Anchor Avenue in Oceanside after a 2 p.m. Mass on Sunday.
After the church cleared out, Rodriguez tried to pocket cash from the collection boxes but there was no money in the boxes. So Rodriguez allegedly checked the private church sacristy. In doing so, he dropped his identification.