Monday, May 13, 2013

Theft of artifacts from Christ Church Cathedral probed

From Canada-

A Victoria Anglican congregation is shaken after several historical artifacts were stolen from Christ Church Cathedral Saturday night.

The items — some dating back to the 17th century — were missing when police arrived on the scene just before 10 p.m.

“There’s a sadness within the church,” said the Very Rev. Dr. Logan McMenamie, Rector of Christ Church Cathedral and Dean of Columbia.

“There’s a sense of invasion, like when someone steals something from your home. ... Probably for the person who’s got [the artifacts], there’s very little value to them. The historical significance is for us as a community.”

An alarm call alerted Victoria police to a theft at the cathedral just before 10 p.m. Officers arrived and were met by one of the church representatives, who said the building had been empty at the time of the break-in.

Patrol officers and a police dog searched the building, but did not find anyone.

McMenamie said he believes someone hid in the downtown cathedral after it closed and was inside when church officials locked the doors and set the alarm.

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