Penza. June 20. INTERFAX – Police in Penza have detained a local resident suspected in the theft of bells from the territory erected the Savior Cathedral, reports the press service of the Main Directorate of internal Affairs in the region on Tuesday.
According to GU MVD in April of this year, the police asked the representatives of the Penza diocese, who said that with the construction of the building of the Cathedral was stolen bell. It soon became clear that the kidnapper passed him in one of antique shops of the city.
The suspect was arrested. They have been previously convicted resident of Penza was born in 1965. The man admitted that the night has entered a fenced construction site of the Cathedral and stole one of the bells with the small bell tower.
The bell, weighing about 7 kg, he handed over in an antique shop for 4.5 thousand rubles, and the money bought alcohol and food.
A criminal case under article 158 of the criminal code (theft). The suspect released on his own recognizance. Stolen bell returned to the temple.