Two migrants of unknown origin entered the St. Alexander Nevsky church in the Serbian capital Belgrade on Sunday and then robbed several attendants of the liturgy of their money and mobile phones. Those attending the church service managed to catch one of the thieves and hand him over to police to the scene, but the other got away.
“There were two of them, they broke into the church during the liturgy, which was in progress, and they stole two purses, and three mobile phones,” Vajo Jović, the elder of the Serbian Orthodox Church, told Serbian news site nova.rs.
“Upon entering the temple, they split up on two sides, and the people, seeing what was happening, managed to catch one of them and take away his mobile phones and the money he stole. The other managed to escape, he took two purses, in one there were 3,500 dinars, while in the other there were 18,000, which was the entire pension of one woman,” Jović said.
Jović expressed outrage over a robbery that occurred in a house of worship.
“We handed that young man over to the police, while the other managed to escape,” Jović said. “This is an insult. Isn’t anything sacred to people,, such as the liturgy? Terrible.”
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