KCSO: Several religious items stolen from church in southeast Bakersfield

Published 08/07 2014 03:24PM

Updated 08/07 2014 03:45PM

BAKERSFIELD, CA -- The sheriff's department is asking for the public's help in tracking down some distinct religious items taken during a burglary inside a church in southeast Bakersfield. 

Deputies say on the night of June 30, the Missionaries of Guadalupe Church at 79 Rexland Acres Drive was burglarized. A suspect or suspects entered the church and removed several items. Four of the items are very distinct religious items used during ceremonies.

The items are described as a 6 foot tall gold “Crosier” and three gold and silver “Cali Cups”. The value of these items is approximately several thousand dollars. Based on information from witnesses, the suspect/suspects may have fled in a white newer model Toyota pickup.

Photos of items similar to the Crosier and Cali Cups are attached. If you have information on this case, call Detective Ethan Plugge at 661-391-7610, the Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110, or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.

Anonymous text tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411). Just type the keyword “KCSO” prior to the message.

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