Hungarians empty offertory boxes at 500 churches

| April 16, 2010

Two Hungarians who went on a burglary spree in 500 churches across Austria have been caught.

Tyrolean police said today (Fri) the pair were arrested after clearing out an offertory box at a church in Erpfendorf on Tuesday.

Officers also confiscated special devices the crooks had used to fish out coins from church cash boxes across the country.

The men – who had hundreds of Euros with them when they were caught – confessed travelling to Austria for a few days several times over the past few months to clear out offertory boxes at churches in different provinces.

They were put into custody at Innsbruck prison.

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