Officers of the City Police Headquarters in Słupsk detained a man suspected of stealing cast-iron crosses from the former Evangelical cemetery in Kobylnica. He is facing severe punishment, up to eight years imprisonment.
On Monday, July 11, policemen from Kobylnica were notified of the disappearance of cast-iron crosses, which were discovered less than a month earlier by the members of the Słupsk Exploration and History Association “Gryf” in the area of the former Evangelical cemetery.
The mayor of the Kobylnica commune, Leszek Kuliński, even promised to fund an award for helping to recover the crosses in the amount of two and a half thousand zlotys.
– It is not known whether it was an act of vandalism, a simple theft, or whether someone decided in good faith to secure these historical finds. Anyway, the crosses have disappeared from the area of the former necropolis, only the marking stakes of the places where they were found remained – wrote the mayor on his Facebook.
The cemetery area was carefully checked by uniformed officers who inspected the place and made photographic documentation. On the basis of the collected data, the policemen were able to quickly establish the identity of a person who could be related to the case.
He indicated where they were hidden
The uniforms detained a 20-year-old resident of the Kobylnica commune. The man was interrogated and confessed to the alleged offense, and also showed the policemen the place where he had hidden the previously stolen tombstones. The commune now plans to use them to build a lapidarium.
For robbing the grave or other resting place of the deceased, the penalty is from 6 months to 8 years imprisonment.
tvn24.pl/KMP in Słupsk, Słupsk Exploration and History Association “Gryf”
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