Several Acts of Thefts and Vandalism of Churches across Austria
Several acts of thefts and vandalism of churches have occurred across Austria
On the 23rd of April, unknown perpetrators stole silver-plated brass candlesticks from the parish church in Anif.
In the night from Saturday to Sunday, series of burglaries occurred in the parish Gutenstein. The offering box in the church has been stolen.
On March 6th, the parish church in Gmunden has been vandalized. The perpetrators used the candlestick to break open the offertory box, but they were unsuccessful. The tabernacle at St. Catherine and of St. Anne’s altar were significantly damaged. The church will remain closed during the restoration work.
On January 25th, several sacred objects from the sacristy have been stolen from the Holy Cross Church in Lana.
Two acts in houses of worship in Vienna-Alsergrund and -Donaustadt in the period from March to August 11, 2020, have been occurred. According to the police, "clear crime tools" were discovered.
In the period between 8 to 11 o’clock, unknown perpetrators stole a 30- Kilogram offering box from the Klagenfurt church. There was damage amounting to several hundred euros. The police are investigating.
20.04.2020 Anif Krone 47.748624, 13.064523
18.02.2020 Gutenstein Nön 47.875717, 15.887295
20.03.2020 Gmunden Tips 47.711800, 13.623063
24.01.2020 Lana Stol 46.614886, 11.150506 (ITALIEN)
14.08.2020 (Two more thefts in Vienna) Wiener Neustadt Kurier 47.812700, 16.246617
31.03.2020 Klagenfurt Krone 46.626239, 14.307444