Chandler police looking to identify man who helped burglarize mosque

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(Source: Chandler Police Dept.) (Source: Chandler Police Dept.)
Anas Muraweh (Source: Chandler Police Dept.) Anas Muraweh (Source: Chandler Police Dept.)

Chandler police are asking for the public's help finding a man who helped burglarize a mosque.

Meantime, that man's alleged accomplice, who was found trespassing in a Valley backyard, has also been linked to the crime.

A large amount of cash, loose change and personal checks was located in the vehicle that 36-year-old Anas Muraweh was driving. Those checks were made out to Islamic Center of the East Valley. 

Video surveillance showed the mosque was burglarized on Sept. 1. 

In the video, Muraweh was seen breaking into and emptying the donation deposit boxes.

A second suspect, who was seen in the video walking around the mosque, was wearing a light green shirt and black pants, is bald and appears to be in his forties or fifties.

Muraweh was arrested on Sept. 3 and booked into the Maricopa County jail on one count of burglary, one count of identity theft, and five counts of forgery.

If you have any information about the second suspect in this case, please contact either the Chandler police department at 480-782-4130 or Silent Witness at 480-948-6377.   

Silent Witness is offering a reward up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of this suspect.

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