Brazen Thieves Caught on Security Cameras Stealing Statue of Jesus from Chapel in Auckland in Broad Daylight

A monastery in Auckland is hunting for these two thieves after they made away with their 1000-year-old statue of Jesus

Security footage has captured two thieves stealing a statue of Jesus Christ from a chapel in Auckland.

The thieves broke in to the Carmelite Monastery in Royal Oak in broad daylight on Friday morning and plundered the house of God for a four-foot Most Sacred Heart of Jesus statue.

The monastery has owned the statue since 940AD.

The burglars, a man and a woman, broke in to the Carmelite Monastery in Royal Oak at around 7am on Friday
The thieves also made away with a Little Infant of Prague statue, pictured right, which is a replica of a statue of the infant Jesus currently held in a Carmelite church in Prague

Not satisfied with just the child-height depiction of Christ, the men also made away with a Little Infant of Prague statue.

The CCTV footage shows a man and a woman walking from the doors of the monastery and loading the icons into their car.

The man hides his appearance with a pair of sunglasses while the woman has her hood up.

The man and woman were caught on CCTV and their images were shared by the saddened nuns who wanted the statue back
The monastery, pictured, is home to a group of cloistered nuns who worship and pray within its walls
Auckland police said they were investigating the crime but didn’t release the names of any suspects

The images were shared by the chapel who said in a post: ‘Sadly during this time our chapel was empty and we were about to begin our Morning Prayer. The police have been notified.’

Auckland police said they were investigating the crime, according to Newshub.

SOURCE: Daily Mail, Ryan Fahey