KULIM: A thief broke into the Sacred Heart Jesus Catholic Church and escaped with a gold-plated Luna ring.
Kulim district police chief Supt Abdullah Arshad said the priest discovered the break-in at about 8am on Sunday.
“He arrived at the church to find the gate wide open and the padlock damaged.
“The sliding window was also left open.
“He went into the church building and discovered the tabernacle open and the gold-plated Luna ring missing.
“No other item in the church was missing,” he said in a statement yesterday.
Supt Abdullah said police believed that the thief had entered through the window at the back of the church.
He said the case would be investigated under Section 457 of the Penal Code for house break-in.