GRACANICA – Unknown perpetrators ransacked the Church of St. Demetrios in the village of Susica near Pristina, taking the donation box with the money in it, on Monday.

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At about 1 p.m. today, Nenad Krstic of the church council noticed that a window of the church had been broken and that the box with the money had been stolen. He said he did not know how much money had been in it, but pointed to material damage done to the church.

The Eparchy of Raska and Prizren reported the incident to the police. The police arived at the scene to conduct an investigation and it is underway, Bratislav Trajkovic, commander of the police station in Gracanica, said for Caglavica-based RTV KiM.

This is the second time since the beginning of last year that the Church of St. Demetrius in Susica has been the target of robbers. It was first pillaged on February 13 last year.