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