小偷竟偷走英国历史性教堂全部瓦片 分享到:
Brazen thieves steal entire roof from historic British church 2018-10-1079586

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Thieves in the small British town of Hatton Conquest have made off with a rather unusual heist - the entire roof of a church.
英国哈顿康奎斯特小镇的一群小偷在一场相当不寻常的盗窃后逃离——他们偷走了教堂全部瓦片。
When cleaners came to the 14th century All Saints Church on October 2nd, they noticed sunlight was streaming through the ceiling.
10月2日清洁工人来到14世纪的诸圣教堂时,他们发现阳光从天花板涌入。
The heist reportedly would have netted the thieves about 20 tons of lead.
据报道此次偷盗让小偷净得约20吨铅片。
Police think the theft took place over "a prolonged period of time," and say the burglars may have posed as workmen to avoid suspicion.
警方认为此次偷窃是在一段很长的时间内完成的,而且称窃贼为避免怀疑可能假扮成工人。
One church member said, "this is devastating, it has caused a lot of stress. We don’t have enough volunteers as it is, it just takes the wind out of your sails."
教堂一名成员称:“这次偷窃破坏极大,它给我们带来巨大压力。事实上我们没有足够的志愿者,而它让我们处境堪忧。”
Church officials estimate to restore the roof, it could be as much as one hundred thousand pounds or 130 thousand dollars
教堂工作人员估计,修复屋顶可能要10万英镑或者是13万美元,
- an amount they fear the small community may have trouble raising.
他们担心这个小小的社区或许很难筹募到那个数目。
Treasurer Joyce Bullock said," I don’t know how we are going to pay for it. I just pray everyday that nothing else happens."
会计乔伊斯•布洛克称:“我不知道我们要怎样去付那笔钱,我只是每天祈祷不要再发生什么别的事了。”

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