SACO, Maine — A Maine church is holding out hope that figures of Joseph and Mary that were stolen from its nativity scene after Christmas will turn up.

The figures, along with one or two sheep, were taken from Most Holy Trinity Church in Saco on Dec. 26. The Journal Tribune reports police could not identify who stole the items from surveillance footage.

The church contacted police on Dec. 27 to report that the plastic resin figures had been stolen from the display in front of the church. A church custodian drove by the church and noticed the figures were missing.

The baby Jesus figure was stolen earlier. A church receptionist told the Journal Tribune that church officials say the Jesus figure had been stolen in previous years as well.

Information from: Journal Tribune,

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