Orange County’s Forty Martyrs Church Robbed

Surveillance video captured the suspects removing the safe at Fory Martyrs Armenian Church

SANTA ANA ( — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects wanted for stealing a safe from an Orange County Armenian church.

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The three men are suspected of forcefully breaking into Forty Martyrs Armenian Church, 5315 W. McFadden Avenue, just before 5 a.m. on May 1, Santa Ana police said.

According to officials, the suspects, who were caught on surveillance, pried “open a side door and stole a safe containing approximately $15,000.”

The three men were seen fleeing the church in a gray newer model sedan, police said.

The first suspect was described as a white male, between 30 and 35 years old, clean shaven, with short brown hair and a thin build. He was wearing a black baseball cap with “Sox” logo, black jacket with orange liner, white/black striped polo shirt, blue shorts and white/black tennis shoes at the time of the crime.

The second suspect is described as a white man, 40 to 45 years old, with a thin build, bald head and mustache. He was seen on video wearing an olive green and white hooded jacket, blue jeans and black over white tennis shoes.

The final suspect is described as a man between 35 and 40 years old, possibly Hispanic, with a thin build and goatee. He was last seen wearing a light-colored hooded jacket, blue jeans, and black tennis shoes.

Santa Ana detectives believe the suspects may also be involved in four additional burglaries in the area where safes were taken.

Anyone with information should contact the Santa Ana Police Department.


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