Appeal after church burglary, Plymouth
Appeal following church burglary, Plymouth
Police in Plymouth have condemned thieves who left a trail of damage after burgling a city church.
The incident took place between 0545 hours and 1945 hours on Thursday, 18 October 2012 at St Francis Church on Little Dock Lane, Honicknowle.
A window was smashed and eight brass and silver candlesticks were stolen, along with cash from donation boxes.
During the burglary, candles and religious artefacts were strewn across the chapel and altar.
Urging members of the public to come forward with information, DC Jason Bryant commented: “This was a very upsetting crime not only for the church but for the whole community.
“The donation boxes were crudely broken into and those who discovered the crime were confronted by very distressing scenes.
“I would appeal directly to those responsible to give up the stolen items in order that we can re-unite them with the church.
“I would also ask local second-hand shops, antique dealers and scrap metal businesses to help us if they are offered the candle holders.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police on 101, quoting reference EL/12/4611.
Release date: 19/10/2012 08:20
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