$100K worth of equipment stolen from Santa Monica Catholic church

Police are looking for the suspects who stole $100,000 worth of electrical equipment from a Santa Monica church. 

Surveillance video caught a man wondering around the church and walking up to the altar to glance at the equipment. At least three suspects were involved. 

Camera and audio equipment along with a candle box was taken.  Church leaders at St. Monica's Catholic Church said all the equipment that was stolen was part of their livestreaming services. It was used to livestream their services during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"They attempted to breach the tabernacle and it was damaged, but it held strong and protected the Blessed Sacrament," the church wrote online

The equipment was valued at $100,000.  

A production company loaned the church some equipment so they can continue livestreaming. 

Police are looking for the suspect(s) responsible. 

Get your top stories delivered daily! Sign up for FOX 11’s Fast 5 newsletter. And, get breaking news alerts in the FOX 11 News app. Download for iOS or Android.

Tune in to FOX 11 Los Angeles for the latest Southern California news.