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The thefts all happened over a time period of several months.
The vandals damaged the altar, causing great sorrow among the community, who worked to maintain the spirit of the little church.
The suspect is already known to the police and is now facing a sentence of up to ten years in prison.
The suspect is being charged among other things with offending a religious denomination.
Police are looking for the culprit who left the knife at the scene before escaping.
The parish and the church safeguard association have lodged a complaint.
The 64-year old suspect is charged with insulting religious feelings. The reasons for the act of vandalism are still unknown.
The perpetrators caused an estimated damage of 2500 Euro, excluding the stolen money.