CUMMING, Ga. — A burglary was reported May 16 at a religious temple on Peachtree Parkway. A female witness told authorities that she noticed a group of two adult males, two adult females, a teenage boy and a child enter the temple and begin talking to the priest.
As one male continued talking to the priest, the other males brought the other priests outside to discuss the history of the building. While the priests were distracted, the females were seen taking gold chains off all of the statues. One of the males blocked a priest outside from entering the building.
Once the chains were obtained, the group quickly left the building.
The entire incident was caught on surveillance camera. Ten gold chains were reported stolen at a total value of $15,000. The case was turned over to a detective and a crime specialist and is undergoing further investigation.
A similar incident was reported the following day in Alpharetta.