CAUGHT: 28-year-old man arrested for stealing from cars while owners were in New City church
A 28-year-old man is facing a number of charges after police say they caught him trying to steal people's belongings out of their cars while they were in church.
Police say it happened at Gracepoint Gospel Fellowship Church in New City.
It happened Sunday, but it wasn't the first time.
Ramapo police say congregants recently reported items were stolen out of their cars while attending services.
On Sunday, officers in plainclothes went to the church to keep watch.
The suspect, who police recognized from prior incidents, was seen trying to open people's cars right in front of the officers.
Police say the suspect fled on foot but he was caught by Clarkstown police.
He's now facing charges of petit larceny and obstructing governmental administration.