Cops Bust Alleged Church Collection Box Thief

A man was arrested Monday afternoon after he allegedly swiped money from a Linwood, N.J. church collection box.

Brian Bowyer of Egg Harbor Township faces theft and drug charges after he allegedly took about $162 from a collection box at Our Lady of Sorrows Church on Wabash Avenue.

Police had responded to the report of a theft when a patrolman located a person fitting the description of the alleged thief given by witnesses traveling southbound on New Road, according to Linwood Police.

The cop pulled over Bowyer and arrested the 35-year-old Bowyer, recovering $162.20 of the stolen cash, police said.

Bowyer is no stranger to police. He had two outstanding arrest warrants from other South Jersey agencies.

The suspect was being held at the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

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