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Jesus, other figures stolen from Quincy creche

December 5, 2013

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — Quincy police are investigating the theft of the baby Jesus from a City Hall crèche for the second year in a row.

The theft of the Jesus figurine — along with Mary, Joseph and a lamb — was reported by a city street sweeper at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

Capt. John Dougan says the Department of Public Works employee told police that all the figures were in the nearly life-size display at about 1 a.m.

Dougan tells the Patriot Ledger (http://bit.ly/IKAQAM ) a scrape mark led from the manger area to the street, “suggesting that they were dragged to a waiting vehicle.”

Mayoral spokesman Chris Walker says the manger figures were purchased by the city’s Roman Catholic parishes years ago and donated to the city.


Information from: The (Quincy, Mass.) Patriot Ledger, http://www.patriotledger.com

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