Two residents of Bryansk are suspected in stealing icons from an Orthodox Church

May 25, 2017 – Two assailants with a past criminal history have been arrested for a series of thefts in Orthodox Churches in the Bryansk area.

Upon arrest, the law enforcement agencies seized two out of five icons, stolen from the Orthodox Church of Mitrophan Voronezhsky, in the village of Rybchevsk.

An investigation under article 158 (“Theft”) of the Russian Criminal Code has been opened.

The police is investigating their links with the previous, similar crimes in the Bryansk area.


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