The money was taken from a car in front the church near 56th Road. The suspect took $6,900 in cash and $1,300 in checks, according to police.
The vehicle was being fixed at the time of the crime, and upon further investigation police learned that the money inside belonged to the church, authorities said.
If you have any information relating to the above incident please contact the 104th Precinct Detective Squad (718) 386-3004.
The church declined to comment.