California police were on the hunt for a man accused of burglarizing a Catholic Church near Palm Springs on Monday, taking with him a $1,600 wooden cross.
The unidentified man was captured on video the approaching the St. Louis Catholic Church early Monday morning and then leaving with a wooden cross of Jesus Christ under his arm, the Cathedral City Police Department told KESQ.
Reverend Luis A. Guido told the station that the Cristo Negro, a replica of the “Black Christ of Esquipulas” made in Guatemala, was never secured properly because he never imagined that someone would take it.
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