Priest replaces statues stolen from Rhode Island crèche

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Posted: Dec 16, 2016 8:09 PM

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest has donated two statutes to replace those stolen from a nativity scene outside an assisted living center in the Rhode Island city of Pawtucket.

The Mary and Joseph statues were stolen from the crèche at the Jeanne Jugan Residence of the Little Sisters of the Poor on Dec. 10.

The home's operators say the nativity scene will be placed behind Plexiglas to prevent further thefts.

The facility also is seeking donations to pay for an upgrade to its security system, which is expected to cost about $15,000.

Police are looking for three men who are seen on a video taking the three-foot-high porcelain statues.

The new statues, which cost a total of about $900, were donated by a priest at St. Thomas More Church.


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