Thief makes €6,000 emptying church cash boxes

A Vorarlberg man has admitted stealing thousands of Euros in coins from offertory boxes at churches in the province.The 26-year-old was caught red-handed at the St. Antonius chapel in Lustenau on Tuesday, police said today (Thurs).He admitted in police interviews having raided cash boxes in more than 170 churches in the province of Vorarlberg over the past few months, taking an overall 6,000 Euros.The thief was put in custody in Feldkirch prison.This arrest comes just weeks after two Hungarians confessed to having emptied offertory boxes in around 500 Austrian chapels after being caught at the local parish in Erpfendorf, Tyrol.