$2500 stolen in burglary at Roanoke mosque

The Masjid An Nur Islamic Center in Roanoke.
The Masjid An Nur Islamic Center in Roanoke.(WDBJ)
Published: Feb. 3, 2023 at 1:28 PM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Roanoke Police have confirmed a burglary at the Masjid An-Nur Islamic Center that occurred last month.

Officials at the mosque on the Salem Turnpike say a donation safe was stolen near the prayer hall. It had around $2,500 inside.

“It definitely puts a strain on us because our masjid relies on the donations of our congregants,” said Arthur McDonald, who is a member of the masjid. “They are everyday, hard-working people.”

McDonald said the donations were needed to pay the center’s utility bills and to educate students on the weekends.

Police encourage anyone with information to contact their detectives at 540-853-2212.

The masjid is taking donations via PayPal.