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Drunks stole donation box during service

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Drunks stole donation box during service
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10:24 CEST+02:00
Three drunk men were arrested after they stole money from a donation box during a church service in Vienna on Saturday evening and an outraged congregation stopped them from leaving.

Police said witnesses reported that the three men, aged 44, 50 and 58, first tried to make off with a collection box from the Russian Orthodox church around 9pm on Saturday but were stopped and thrown out by a priest.

Around an hour later, they returned to the church during a service and marched up to the altar, where one of them broke open the collection box and took about €90 euros in cash. He then shared out the money with his accomplices.

A police statement said that the men then tried to leave the church but an "enraged congregation" stopped them.

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