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Burglars steal poor's Xmas gifts from church

Sinti pair caught in Alfa Romeo with false plates

27 December, 13:59
Burglars steal poor's Xmas gifts from church (ANSA) - Turin, December 27 - Two men broke into a northern Italian church on Christmas Eve and stole presents and alms laid out for the poor, police said Friday.

Police in Cuneo caught the pair of Sinti gypsies aged 24 and 25 as they tried to make off in an Alfa Romeo with false plates.

The gifts and offerings were handed to the poor parishioners.

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