Suspect in alleged Summerlin church burglary entered while cleaning crew was onsite

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are asking the public’s help in identifying the suspect in an alleged burglary of a Summerlin church on Feb. 8. Authorities say he stole over $4,000 worth of electronics equipment.

An International Church of Las Vegas youth pastor contacted police and told them an unknown amount of video and camera equipment was missing. According to an incident report, church security later noted cameras, video equipment and special electronic items were among the inventory missing.

Security reviewed surveillance video and observed the suspect, described to be 17 to 24-years-old and wearing the outfit pictured below, entering the church around 5:15 p.m. After testing the locks of a door and window of one room, he moved on to the church’s studio room, where the door was unlocked, the report says.

Around 5:45, the suspect exited the room, allegedly wearing a backpack and carrying two cases, one black and one gray. The suspect then left the church.

Church security told police the suspect entered the church while a cleaning crew was onsite. No one reportedly saw the suspect. The report noted the Studio room is usually locked, but a maintenance crew failed to relock it after entering earlier in the week.

The incident reported noted some of the missing equipment belonged to the security guard and some belonged to the church. He was able to provide the serial number for one of the missing items and is working to provide police with an itemized list. He also told authorities he did not recognize the suspect or recall seeing him before.

Summerlin Area Command detectives are currently investigating and say they were able to lift one “possibly viable” print on the window the suspect touched while testing locks.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Metro at 702-828-9459. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or on their website.

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