On Tuesday, Sept. 2, Father Gary Thorne, the chaplain at university of King’s College, received a phone call at 10:50 a.m. from a blocked number. The caller claimed to have the cross and a meeting was arranged at the Chapel for 11:15 a.m.
At 11:20 Thorne entered the chapel to find a youth around the age of 19 sitting at the back of the chapel with a gym bag. Wrapped inside his clothes was the cross. He was handed the $200 reward for returning it, and left.
The cross was polished and now sits on the altar.
Full amnesty was granted, and members of the chapel community are very happy to have it back.
Further updates to follow.
Update: chapel cross found
The stolen altar cross has been returned to it’s home on Tuesday, Sept. 2.