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Bandits rob a church of its collection…the IRO condemns the action.

Bandits rob a church of its collection…the IRO condemns the action.

The St. Charles RC Church in Tunapuna has been robbed.

Reports are that a brazen robbery during mass on Sunday, has led to an undisclosed sum of collection money being stolen by one assailant.

News Power Now spoke with a member of the congregation, namely an alter boy, who said a change in programming during yesterday’s mass had led to a delay in the alter boys returning to the alter where the collection is usually immediately secured.

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The young man said the thief, during that opportune moment, took the money and walked out of the church.

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He said efforts were made to find the assailant, explaining that some had noticed him during the mass.

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Meantime, the Inter Religious Organisation is strongly condemning the weekend robbery at the Tunapuna based church.

Commenting on the incident IRO President, Harrypersad Maharaj, in a News Power Now interview this afternoon described the incident as total disrespect for a scared place of worship and a blatant act by criminal elements.

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The IRO President also called for renewed focus on positive values in society especially at the family level.

 

 

 

 

 

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