Mosque burglary not a hate crime

Published 10:43 pm Tuesday, October 24, 2017

BLOOMINGTON — Police said there is no evidence of a hate crime in a recent burglary at the same Minnesota mosque that suffered a bomb attack just months ago.

Authorities on Tuesday released surveillance video showing two intruders wearing ape or monkey masks during the break-in at the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington.

According to a press release, investigators are still compiling a complete list of what was taken Friday, but said the suspects definitely made off with a safe and money from collection jars. The burglars broke windows to gain entry.

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There have been no arrests in the burglary or in the August bombing.

The FBI is offering a $30,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction in the bombing.