Thieves steal copper rain gutters from Danish church

July 3rd, 2016

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Police looking for crooks that ripped off 39 metres worth of copper

The rain is going to run right off the roof (photo: Malene Thyssen)

Police on Funen are looking for thieves that stole 39 metres worth of copper rain gutters and downspouts from St Knud’s Cathedral, the main church in Odense.

“At 13:15 on Sunday, we received a report that 39 metres of copper were stolen from St Knud’s Cathedral in Odense,” Mie Brøchner, from Funen Police told DR Nyheder.

“The investigation is in progress and we are trying to determine if there is any surveillance evidence we can look at,” Brøchner said.

A big loss
It is believed the theft occurred sometime between Thursday and Saturday. Church watchman Christian Isager said that he could not recall a time when the church had experienced such a large theft of  its property.

“I remember one case where someone had tried without success  to steal copper from the church, but this is very extensive,” he told Fyens Stiftstidende


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