Offertory Box Stolen from St. Stephan's Cathedral

Country: Austria
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Private
Tags: Vandalism (form of hate crime)

September 30, 2017: In the early morning hours of September 30th, an unknown burglar entered the door to the northern tower into the cathedral in Vienna. After stealing a donation box, the individual fled. The cathedral is secured by an alarm system with a direct connection to the police station, which was triggered at 5:15 am. Seven police cars and several police dogs arrived to investigate, but were unsuccessful in locating the perpetrator.

Source: Kurier

Stock photo attribution: By Michael Heigl (Flickr: Staatsbegr√§bnis) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons