([hkago (frtbWlt Monday, July 22, f991
Church's $5,000 chairs
are returned after theft
By Debran Rowland
Three chairs worth about
S5,OOO each were rtturned Sun-
d4iy afternoon to Holy Family
Oiwcll aftc:r they wett
found on sale for S 15 at the
Muwell Street Market, houn
after rhey were reported stolen.
Church aod police officials said
tbieves early Sunday used a
crowber .to pry a padlock oft" '.
side dOOr . at . the . 1300year-old
chwch, . l0110 W. Rooeevdt Rd
PariabiclDa-s ' anivina for !CtVK:a
about ,?:30 a.m. fowwJ the door
open arid a 2~t-sqlW't. mi.s3-
window 5CClJOn, pall of a
scene of the "Nativity of Our
Lord," was found m.an&kd in the
bact portion of the church, said
Rev. John Moorman, chun;b
~'Abo missina we(e'~euarcc
J870s-era chain, haad-Uivcd
with rt:IiPM .~
:: ' ~..,:
"I wai 'Rally upect," said Mil-
dred Jacboa, ODe of the first to
disccMr !be theft. "EvaydI.i.ac
has tbro'*. all over in tbat
room," sh!: said, pointina into. a
small pantry area.
Pari5hionc:n said they planned
to look for the stolen propert) at
the oearby M.uweU Strtt! Mu-
ket. But a T ribunt reporter who
followed them there saw the
chairs amooc the items on sale.
The reporter bought the chain
for S 12 to keep them from brine
sold to someone else, ~turncd
them to the church and contact-
Police said they we~ IookiDa
inlo several possible leads, ill-
.cludina cbecki", the owncnIaip
of a van xen ncar the spol when:
the reporter boucht the chain..
The aokl pA1cs had DO( been
recovered as of Sunday IUahL
Owtcb officials Said ~ ~
DOl CIli.mate the plates vaiQC.
Police said the investiptioo into
the bur)Iaiy was COIItinuina.
Hoty Family cnw 1Wiooal· al~
teptioo last wimer, when dJoftI
to rUe· S2 miUioo fOf rcst.or.ao.
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R.",. George Lane, of Holy Family Catholic day damaged in a theft. Three stOlen au
Church,IoOks . at a stalned-glass window Sun- worth about $5,000 each wer