The Greek Orthodox Annunciation Cathedral on Chicago’s Near North side was ransacked for the second time within a week. Thieves stole cash from a collection box containing parishers’ offerings, a crucifix, and other items, church officials and police said.
The church was robbed last week between Sunday evening and Monday morning, while it was robbed again Sunday morning yesterday at about 6am.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the thieves got into the Church using the same broken window from the time before. “We had not had a chance to replace the window yet,” said the Church’s Treasurer Mr. Apostolides.
Mr. Apostolides said officials haven’t assessed the financial losses from the burglaries but the window replacement alone is estimated to cost at about $3,500.