The Catholic Archdiocese of Brooklyn is providing a $50,000 reward within the case of the bejeweled tabernacle shamelessly stolen from a Park Slope church over Memorial Day weekend.
Bishop Robert Brennan on Tuesday introduced the hefty reward for info resulting in the return of the holy merchandise stolen from St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church on Might 28.
“We proceed to hope for the one-of-a-kind tabernacle, made doable by the unique parishioners of St. Augustine, to be returned after which restored, in all its glory, to the center of this church,” he stated. “Nevertheless, the theft of this historic merchandise has not robbed the religion of the folks of this parish.”
The ungodly thieves stole the 18-karat gold tabernacle — believed to be price $2 million — and likewise decapitated statues of angels flanking it, cops and church officers stated on the time.
The harm from the theft portrayed a “very, very violent” elimination of the relic, stated the Rev. Frank Tumino, the church’s pastor.
Tumino stated the thief lower by means of a steel protecting casing and made off with the tabernacle, which has been a part of the church because it was constructed within the late 1800s.
Anybody with info regarding the incident is requested to name the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers HOTLINE at 1-800-577-TIPS. The general public may submit their ideas on the web site: CrimeStoppers.nypdonline.org.