This is the moment four youths enter a chapel in Spain and steal a 19th-century statue of Jesus Christ from the wall.
Members of the Mossos d’Esquadra (Catalan police) are trying to track down the group after a CCTV camera filmed them apparently stealing the Christ statue from the Chapel of Pietat de Berga in the county of Bergueda in the north-eastern Spanish province of Barcelona.
Video Credit: CEN/@mossos
The incident took place on 24th June, the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, but the police have released the footage now in the hope that someone will come forwards with information.
They accompanied the video with the message: “This is not hooliganism, it is a crime.”
The statue of Christ following his crucifixion was reportedly taken the day after the municipality’s main festival to mark Saint John’s Eve.
In the footage, four people are seen entering the chapel and walking to the altar to take the statue off the wall.
One of the men rocks the statue like a baby before strutting out of the chapel with it.
A young woman in bikini bottoms then appears to steal a candle.
According to local media, the statue was made in the 19th century and is considered valuable.
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Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
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