Sacre bleu! French grave robber caught with Christ figures

1st June 2010, Comments 0 comments

A grave robber was Tuesday caught stealing a horde of religious memorabilia, including figurines of Christ and bottles of holy water, from two French cemeteries, police said.

The man, in his forties, was placed in custody after an alert guard became suspicious of his rapid visits to and from a cemetery in the southern city of Dax and another cemetery nearby and alerted police.

Police said they had recovered at least 70 stolen artefacts, which also included crucifixes and commemorative plaques.

© 2010 AFP

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