Hands Stolen from Angel Sculpture in Bielefeld Church

Country: Germany

Date of incident: April 30, 2022

The hands from the Annunciation Angel sculpture in the Nicolai Church of Bielefeld were stolen sometime between April 30th and May 3rd. The wooden hands were not firmly secured, as they could be easily removed for transport. The community leadership asked for the thief to anonymously return them to the church.

Pastor Armin Piepenbrink-Rademacher, who discovered the theft, said: "Theft is extremely despicable and disgraceful, as well as completely senseless, since the thief cannot gain any benefit from his or her loot."

Sources: westfalen-blatt.de,radiobielefeld.de

Image from westfalen-blatt.de