Parts of the tabernacle cross stolen from St. Gudula Church in Rhede have now been found in Bocholt. Last weekend, a witness discovered one of the gemstones of the tabernacle cross in St. George's Church. However, this could not initially be assigned. On Monday morning the corpus was found that had been detached from the cross - the plastic representation of the Christ body lay in the snow directly in front of one of the entrance doors of the church on St.-Georg-Platz. In the course of Monday, a second gem was found inside, which also belongs to the tabernacle cross stolen in Rhede.
In connection with the discovery of the stones, a possible further suspect was observed in St. George's Church. He has the following description: 1,75 to 1,80 meters tall, 25 to 30 years old, slim, dark, curly hair (curly head).
The previous investigations by the Kripo have also led to a first suspect. Evaluations from a video camera led the police on the trail of a 47-year-old who was known to the police and who is considered a suspect. As reported, the theft in St. Gudula Church in Rhede took place on Wednesday, February 10.02th.