Offertory Box Stolen from St. Stephan's Cathedral

Country: Austria

Date of incident: 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: Staatsbegräbnis) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons