Roman police capture fake priest in heist
Catholic World News - June 14, 2010
Police in Rome arrested a Venezuelan man who apparently disguised himself as a priest in an attempt to steal valuable books from the library of a noted Catholic institution. The would-be thief was removing books from the Venerable English College, the institution founded in the 14th century to provide Roman training for future priests from England and Wales. When confronted as he tried to leave the building with the books—which were valued at €25,000, or about $30,500-- the man took flight.
Officials reported that the suspect stayed in character long enough to “give his blessing” to the police who arrested him.
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