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$20k stolen from Buddhist temple in Maryland


A Buddhist temple in Silver Springs Maryland was recently burglarized in broad daylight. The burglars stole nearly $20,000 in donations

According to WTOP, Wat Thai Washington, D.C., a Buddhist temple on Layhill Road in Silver Spring was burglarized on Sunday around 10:55 a.m. Security camera footage shows three men climbing the steps to the temple.

The men rummaged around the monk’s residences for a few minutes before exiting the same way they came in. The footage shows one man distracting a temple worker while the other two leave with a small safe and other valuables.

“I would like to tell them that even if the law enforcement can’t catch them, the karma will,” Ruangrit Thaithae, or Monk Jack, told FOX 5. “In Buddhism, we believe in karma. Karma will catch them soon.”

According to WUSA 9, Montgomery County Police issued the following statement on the suspects:

“Detectives do believe these cases are connected and the suspects are believed to be part of a transnational Romanian organization. No suspects are in custody at this time. This is an active and ongoing investigation.”

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