Catholic wayside shrine near Mariawald Abbey vandalised in Heimbach, Germany

POL-DN: Marienstatue aus Gedenkstätte entwendet
POL-DN: Marienstatue aus Gedenkstätte entwendet
Photos: Düren police

In a wooded area near Mariawald Abbey, a memorial was damaged and a statue of the Virgin Mary was stolen in the period between Friday and Saturday. The police are looking for witnesses.

On April 10, 2021, at around 3:00 p.m., a witness reported to the police that he had noticed that the statue of the Virgin Mary was missing from a Catholic shrine near Mariawald Abbey. The wayside shrine, which is about 180 cm high, is located on a hiking trail directly on the 249 road and can also be seen from the road. The pointed roof of the memorial was pushed down and damaged. The missing statue of the Virgin Mary is about 45 cm in height. The period of the crime can be narrowed down to between Friday, April 9, 2021, 2:15 p.m., and Saturday, April 10, 2021, 3:00 p.m..

Witnesses who observed anything suspicious during the period of the crime or who can provide information on the whereabouts of the statue of the Virgin Mary are asked to contact the police station by calling 02421 949-6425.

https://www.presseportal.de/blaulicht/pm/8/4886771

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