CAMDEN, N.J. -- Thieves broke into the rectory of Camden's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception early yesterday, evaded an elaborate alarm system and stole a ruby ring and a gold cross from the body of Bishop George Guilfoyle.
Camden police took a 13-year-old boy believed to have been involved in the crime into custody last night.
The boy was taken into custody about 8 p.m. Police said he told them that the items had been taken to ashop that deals in gold and silver in Camden. As of midnight, the stolen objects had not been recovered.
Investigators said bystanders around the church's soup kitchen had overheard someone boasting about the theft and tipped off police. Police said they were looking for a man who also was believed to have participated in the theft.