Jesus Figure Stolen from Philadelphia's Independence Mall

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Officials say they hope a baby Jesus figure
stolen from a creche on Independence Mall in Philadelphia will be
returned.

Police are still investigating the weekend theft. A nearby church lent a replacement figure of the baby Jesus for a dedication ceremony Monday.

Organizer John Kelly of the National Park Service says officials
thought the foot-long figure was securely bolted down.

Security cameras didn't reveal anything about the theft.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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