From The New York Daily News: 

A sticky-fingered sinner raided a Bronx Catholic church and made off with a solid gold religious artifact, police said Saturday.

The thief walked into Saint Barnabas Roman Catholic Church on E. 241st St. in Woodlawn about 7 a.m. Friday, crept into a basement area closed off to parishioners and swiped a $10,000 Monstrance, an ornate gold vessel used to hold the Eucharist, cops said.

The balding, four-eyed crook was caught on surveillance camera at the scene, cops said. An assistant priest at the church said the thief wasn’t likely a parishioner.

“We never have seen him before,” the priest, who asked not to be identified, told the Daily News on Saturday.

But he said the church’s multiple doors may have offered tempting — and easy — access.

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