Arizona Attorney General

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Arrest Warrant Issued for Mosque Burglar

For Immediate Release: November 03, 2017
Contact: Mia Garcia (602) 339-5895 or Mia.Garcia@azag.gov

PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced an arrest warrant has been issued for Andrew Charles Chambers for his alleged involvement in the burglary of two mosques located in Arizona.  Chambers could be using any of the following names as an alias:

  • Martin Andrew
  • Flint Frank
  • Andy Chambers
  • Flint Franks
  • Steven Franks
  • Andrew Ghambers
  • Flint O'Neil

Chambers' whereabouts are currently unknown.  The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is seeking assistance from the public to locate Chambers.      

On March 31, 2017, a member of the Masjid Bilal Rabah Mosque in the City of Maricopa reported that someone broke in to the mosque and a donation box was missing.  On that same morning, an employee of the Islamic Center of the East Valley in Chandler reported that the mosque had been broken into and the donations from two donation boxes had been removed.  Surveillance videos of the break-ins were obtained from both mosques.  Detectives with the City of Maricopa Police Department and the Chandler Police Department reviewed the surveillance footage and were able to identify Chambers as the alleged perpetrator of the burglaries.

The arrest warrant relates to the following charges:

  • Two Counts of Burglary in the Third Degree, as Class 4 Felonies
  • One Count of Theft, a Class 5 Felony
  • Two Counts of Possession of Burglary Tools, as Class 6 Felonies
  • Two Counts of Aggravated Criminal Damage, as Class 6 Felonies
  • One Count of Theft, a Class 1 Misdemeanor

Anyone with additional information on the whereabouts of Chambers is urged to contact the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.  Chambers is also wanted in Alabama and Virginia for allegedly committing similar crimes.

For a copy of the Arrest Warrant, CLICK HERE.

Assistant Attorney General Scott Blake is prosecuting this case.

All defendants are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.