Our local police returned to the temple the stolen icon of the early nineteenth century

Kursk. September 10. INTERFAX – Police detained a suspect in the theft from Trinity Church at Kursk icon “the Ascension” the beginning of the XIX century, reports a press-service GU MVD in the region on Monday.

The burglary call received in a call center Monday morning. Police speculated that the theft may be involved 48-year-old previously repeatedly convicted by a local resident.

Some time later, the officer detained the suspect at the city market, where he was going to sell the Shrine.

“Department inquiry OMVD Russia’s Kireyevka the district initiated a criminal case under article 158 of the criminal code (theft). Against the defendant in the court chose a measure of restraint in form of detention”, – is spoken in the message.

It is noted that after the cultural examination of the icon of the ascension, representing cultural and historical value were transferred to the Abbot of the temple.