Mary and Baby Jesus are back in Bancroft in time to celebrate Christmas

Someone returned the figure originally stolen from a nativity scene at St. Paul's United Church on December 9

After the original figure of Mary and Baby Jesus was stolen from St. Paul's United Church in Bancroft, an anonymous donor replaced the figure with this one. Now, the original stolen figure has also been returned to the church. (Photo: Reverend Lynn Watson / Facebook)
After the original figure of Mary and Baby Jesus was stolen from St. Paul's United Church in Bancroft, an anonymous donor replaced the figure with this one. Now, the original stolen figure has also been returned to the church. (Photo: Reverend Lynn Watson / Facebook)

Mary and Baby Jesus are back after having been stolen from the front lawn of St. Paul’s United Church in Bancroft.

The Bancroft OPP report the stolen figure was returned earlier today (December 20) to the church, which is located at 1 Hasting St. South.

The figure was stolen from the front lawn of the church overnight on the evening of Saturday, December 9th.

The church now has two figures of Mary and Baby Jesus, as an anonymous donor supplied a new figure to the church on Saturday, December 16th.

While the OPP says it will not be laying any charges in the original theft of the figure, police still wish to speak with the persons involved. Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact them at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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