Thief steals 300-year-old historic bible from Berlin church

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A thief broke into offices at a Berlin church during Sunday services and stole a valuable 300-year-old illuminated bible, police said.

In addition to the richly illustrated 1704 bible, the thief, or thieves, also made off with an undisclosed amount of money, police said Tuesday.

Priest Dieter Spanknebel wrote an appeal on Web site of the Neukoelln neighborhood's Martin Luther church, saying the bible would be difficult for a thief to sell.

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