Jesus, other figures stolen from Quincy crecheAP , Associated Press
Dec. 5, 2013 11:10 AM ET
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — Quincy police are investigating the theft of the baby Jesus from a City Hall crèche for the second year in a row.
The theft of the Jesus figurine — along with Mary, Joseph and a lamb — was reported by a city street sweeper at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday.
Capt. John Dougan says the Department of Public Works employee told police that all the figures were in the nearly life-size display at about 1 a.m.
Dougan tells the Patriot Ledger (http://bit.ly/IKAQAM ) a scrape mark led from the manger area to the street, "suggesting that they were dragged to a waiting vehicle."
Mayoral spokesman Chris Walker says the manger figures were purchased by the city's Roman Catholic parishes years ago and donated to the city.
Information from: The (Quincy, Mass.) Patriot Ledger, http://www.patriotledger.com