Chicago Ukrainian church burglarized in Humboldt Park; thieves caught on security video, police say

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Saturday, March 12, 2022
Chicago Ukrainian church burglarized in Humboldt Park
A Chicago Ukrainian church on North Washtenaw in Humboldt Park was burglarized early Saturday morning, according to police.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A person is in custody after a Ukrainian church in the city's Humboldt Park neighborhood was broken into early Saturday morning, according to Chicago police.

At about 1:08 a.m., police said they were called to the Holy Protection Parish of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in the 2700-block of North Washtenaw.

Officers met with a custodial worker who told them the church had been burglarized, police said.

Police said thieves broke a window on the side of the church to get inside. At least one more window appeared to be broken as investigators cleaned up the glass and collected evidence Saturday morning.

Video surveillance shows a man taking several items from the church, according to police.

An arrest was made later in the morning, police said. Charges are still pending.

The church is part of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate.