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New burglary in church in Sfakia

by Erno » 14 Jun 2018, 14:15

New burglary in church in Sfakia - 14 June, 2018

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The burglary took place in the church of the Agia Zonis monastery in Nomikiana, while the new incident is only a few days from the barrage of thefts in the churches of Sfakia, where unknown people during one night broke in unchallenged in 10 churches, which makes the police to appreciate that it is by the same perpetrators.

The priest of the church, Father Joseph, appeared particularly troubled as he said "nothing seems to stop the perpetrators" who managed to open the central entrance of the church that has a security door.

After they entered the church and did not find money in the bureau, they went to the office by breaking the security door, where they found a bag in which "tamata" [offerings] of believers, such as golden crosses, rings and other valuables, were kept.

The burglary took place at night as Father Joseph left the church at 8 in the evening of Wednesday and returned today at 6 o'clock at dawn to face the raided church.

He immediately alerted the police authorities who rushed to the church to investigate the area, looking for traces of the perpetrators that might lead to their detection and arrest.

The police authorities and priests are alarmed by the successive blows of the unidentified ones who clearly show that they have put the churches in the eye looking for objects of value.

From: https://flashnews.gr/post/355936/nea-di ... ata-pistwn
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Re: New burglary in church in Sfakia

by Erno » 29 Jun 2018, 09:51

Two Greek men were arrested, a 33- and 36-years-old, and charged with robbery and theft of money, jewelry and ecclesiastical items from 28 churches all over Crete, including those in Sfakia, with an estimated value of 30.000 Euro total.

There have been 64 burglaries in churches all over Crete lately, and currently the police investigate if they can charge these men with all cases.

From: http://www.haniotika-nea.gr/chiropedes- ... eron-naon/
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Re: New burglary in church in Sfakia

by Jean » 29 Jun 2018, 10:04

Very glad to hear they caught the culprits, and we hope all the items they stole can be recovered and put back in the churches.

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