Brooklyn: tabernacle stolen from Catholic church

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- An 18-karat gold tabernacle valued at $2 million was stolen from the St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn last week, officials said.

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Forcefully cut open

Power tools were used to "forcefully cut open" the altar and access the 18-karat gold tabernacle, the New York City Police Department said.

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Tabernacle is irreplaceable

The tabernacle dates back to when the church was built in the 1890s and "is irreplaceable due to its historical and artistic value".

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Theft occurred at the St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church

The theft occurred at the St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in the Park Slope area sometime between 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 4:00 p.m. Saturday, according to the NYPD ...