Baby Jesus Stolen from Center City Nativity Scene

By Dan Stamm
|  Monday, Dec 15, 2008  |  Updated 11:35 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
The baby Jesus was taken from a Center City manger scene.

The baby Jesus was taken from a Center City manger scene.

advertisement

Baby Jesus has gone missing from the National Christmas Creche at the Independence Hall National Park.

The statue was fastened to the manger scene on Saturday afternoon.  By Monday morning it was gone, according to the Christmas Creche Committee.

Whoever allegedly stole the statue had plenty of dark hours to take the Jesus and remain undetected.

The Creche Committee plans to go on with plans to dedicate the nativity scene on Monday at 4 p.m. with or without a Jesus.

 “We are looking for a replacement, though in no way can we find one that will match this new nativity set. We may go on without the child Jesus statue, as we look for a suitable replacement," said John Stanton, a Committee board member.

Authorities are investigating the theft.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
FlyeredUp: Win 2 Tickets to Flyers Playoff Game
Win two tickets to the first... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out