FBI, police probe theft of stained glass windows in North Philadelphia

Police and federal authorities are investigating the reported theft of 19th century stained glass windows from the property of a North Philadelphia church.

A police spokeswoman says the custodian for Father Devine Church reported the burglary and theft at the property known as The Disston House, which apparently occurred Dec. 2 on the 1500 block of North 16th Street.

She says the pair of 42-inch by 94-inch stained glass windows are "original to the 1881-82 construction" and have "significant historical value."

A brass lamp fixture built into the staircase was also taken and could date to work on The Disston House in 1906 and 1920.

Because of the historical value of the items, the FBI is involved in the investigation.

Tips can be submitted by calling 215-686-TIPS (8477) or texting PPD TIP (773847). Tips can also be submitted anonymously online. All tips are confidential.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.