Stolen baby Jesus figure returned to Waterbury church following News 8 report


A figure of baby Jesus that was stolen from a Waterbury church has been returned following a News 8 report last week.

Parishioners at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Highland Avenue were saddened to learn that someone stole the baby Jesus from their nativity scene on December 30. News 8 spoke with Father Fred Aniello and several church members on New Year’s Day about the theft. 

“It’s very upsetting,” said Lucille Palmerie, a member of the church. “I can’t believe anybody would come on church property and steal Baby Jesus from the creche.”

Original Story: Baby Jesus stolen from Waterbury church

On Tuesday, one week later, the baby Jesus had been returned to the church, along with a note from a News 8 viewer:

“I noticed some kids messing around in the nativity scene a couple weeks back, then I read the story on WTNH. Through friends of friends I was able to get it back for you guys. I don’t have any names but I just wanted to make sure you guys got it back, Happy New Year.”

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