Donations stolen from West Michigan Hindu Temple

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Upwards of $4,000 was stolen Monday when someone broke into the West Michigan Hindu Temple southeast of Grand Rapids.

The Kent County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday afternoon that a suspect had been identified. Authorities said she was arrested in the Plymouth area and made comments to police there that led them to believe she was responsible for the local break-in and similar thefts from Hindu temples on the state's east side.

The theft at the West Michigan Hindu Temple on Whitneyville Avenue south of I-96 in Cascade Township happened in broad daylight Monday, sometime between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., when no one was there.

The thief used some sort of brick to break through a glass window at the back of the building. Once inside, the thief went straight for the donation box, broke it open and took what was inside.

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