Thieves steal from historic Mission San Juan Capistrano

Thieves steal from historic Mission San Juan Capistrano again

SAN ANTONIO - One of San Antonio’s historic missions is turning into a serial target for thieves.

The Mission San Juan Capistrano was stripped of a processional crucifix, again.

Father Jim Galvin is frustrated with the crimes at the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Galvin said the processional crucifix was stolen last Friday, but this isn't the first time the mission has been targeted.

KENS 5 reported on vandals and thieves having targeted the mission last month when a processional crucifix was stolen in broad daylight after a thief jumped over a railing that protects the altar and the sacristy.

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The crucifix was a gift from the University of the Incarnate Word.

The mission has had candles and the donation box stolen as well. Thieves have even been bold enough to climb into the choir loft in front of witnesses as they stole a keyboard. During one crime, the Saint was even stripped of his flag.

The mission has another crucifix from Peru they will likely put up because they are afraid thieves will steal that too.

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