Entertainment After 80 stolen objects and 60,000 euros of booty, churches arrested
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In this, the gendarmes have made a beautiful "gift" to many churches of France that were victims of valuable objects. Not only was the author of the flights were found and arrested, but the investigators were able to find more than 80 stolen objects and restore them in part to the churches or the owner communes. The injury had reached more than 60,000 euros.
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Everything starts last November: two reliquaries and two statues disappear from the church of a village of Seine-et-Marne. But a local elected representative manages to find a part of the booty on the sales site between individual Leboncoin. He warns the gendarmes that involve a 58-year-old man. At the suspect's home, the law enforcement forces get their hands on the pot-aux-roses: other stolen holy objects. "We then realize that it is not an isolated fact and that it concerns more or less all France", remembers the microphone of Europe 1 Séverine Hamel, commander of the Gendarmerie Company of Meaux.
The suspect "had privileged contacts he claimed. And if they were not interested, he put his booty for sale on Leboncoin, or sometimes even in a flea market." Seeking to take advantage of his misdeeds The man, neophyte on the market value of objects of this type, "did not always estimate them at their fair value," also reports the commander.A special cell put in place
remains that a race against the watch is committed for the gendarmes. It must indeed be put on the buyers, but also on the stolen objects before they fade into nature. A special cell is then put in place. No less than 80 items stolen for six months will be found throughout the territory. Half of them could be returned to their owners, the remaining objects being recovered by the diocese of Meaux. When the suspect, it will be judged on June 1, along with three recesses.
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