Art Stolen from Saint-Jacques Church in Dieppe

Country: France

Date of incident: November 7, 2017

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



Eight works of art were stolen from the St. Jacques Church in Dieppe during the night between the 6th and 7th of November.

Police indicate that the thieves climbed scaffolding and broke a door to break into the church. According to city officials, it was an “well-prepared operation.” Mayor Nicolas Langlois and the parish priest Father Geoffroy de la Touche expressed their strong condemnation of the burglary in a place of worship and heritage church in Dieppe. The mayor also called for surveillance of the buildings and lodged a complaint at the local police station. 
Source: Info Normandie
Photo: By Mattis (Own work)
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