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A couple of thieves entered a St. Paul mosque over the weekend and made off with a safe containing cash, wallets and a checkbook.

The burglary happened early Sunday at the Masjid Al-Ihsan Islamic Center at 955 Minnehaha Ave. W., according to the St. Paul Police Department.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations Minnesota (CAIR-MN) said security cameras at the place of worship show two men enter the mosque and remove the safe. They then fled in a black pickup truck that didn't have license plates displayed, CAIR-MN continued.

The safe, according to police, contained about $4,000 in cash, plus wallets and a checkbook. 

The two suspects don't appear to have forced their way in. SPPD said the two used keys to get in the door, while CAIR-MN said they were able to enter "through the mosque's security system."

According to CAIR-MN, the suspect vehicle showed up at the mosque again Monday, but then left. 

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The St. Paul Police Department said no arrests have been made as of Tuesday morning, and called it an open investigation.

CAIR-MN is calling on the FBI to assist in the investigation, with Executive Director Jaylani Hussein adding the group “will be working with mosque leaders throughout Minnesota to increase security precautions.”

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