Woman's wallet stolen at Linthicum Heights church

The eyes of God are watching, and so are the eyes of man.  At Holy Cross Orthodox Christian Church in Linthicum Heights, a surveillance camera is attached to the building because it seems no where is safe from letting your guard down.


"The church is supposed to be a sacred place," said Timothy Spikes, who lives nearby.


Sacred, yes.  Safe from crime, no.  A father at Holy Cross didn't want to go on camera, but he said the victim was attending a worship service last month when her wallet was stolen and her credit card was used minutes later.  


Police say she's 25 years old.  The incident was reported on May 26.  Now surveillance pictures of a person of interest were made public on the Facebook page for the Anne Arundel County Police Department.


"That person apparently frequents the specific area where the theft occurred.  He's known to frequent churches for assistance there.  He apparently doesn't have a fixed address," said Justin Mulcahy, spokesman, Anne Arundel County Police Department 


He's no stranger, according to the comments online.  He's been seen at the Burwood Village Center about a mile away, asking for money.  And one person said he showed up at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, but he disappeared when he was offered food at a picnic.  


"You're not going to have police at church, so a thief will say well this will be a good place for me to go rip somebody off," said Spikes.


If you think you know the person of interest, you're asked to call Metro Crime Stopper at 1-866-7-LOCKUP.