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Third Buddhist temple break-in in just weeks

Authorities are investigating the third burglary of a Buddhist temple in less than two months.

The latest incident occurred at the “Chua Thien An” Buddhist Temple in Fresno, California.

RELATED: Buddhist Temples in Illinois and Washington burglarized

Deputies say three men entered the gated property. One of the men apparently stayed with the getaway vehicle while the other two entered the temple.

They took off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Two of the suspects are clearly seen on the surveillance video, but there is not a similar image of the getaway driver.

One of the suspects is described as having a tattoo on the inside of his left forearm. He also has a tattoo on his upper right arm and on the outside of his right forearm.

A member of the temple spotted the men and took a video of their vehicle.

It is a dark-colored, newer model Chevy Tahoe. The SUV had a fake license plate, containing eight characters, attached to the rear tailgate.

On August 30, 3 women and a man stole more than $10,000 in cash, gold and electronics from the Ratanaram Buddhist Temple in Rockford, Illinois.

Weeks earlier a group of women stole $6,000 from the Buddhist Institute of Universal Compassion in Spokane, Washington on August 13.

There is no information at this time that connects the three incidents.

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