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Suspects arrested for stealing $80,000 in antiques from WI church


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Police have arrested two suspects wanted for breaking into a church and stealing expensive antiques.

Milwaukee police say a 31-year-old and a 55-year-old man were arrested late this week, for a burglary at St. Anthony's Catholic Church on Monday. 

Authorities say several antique gold and brass candleholders, worth as much as $80,000 were taken and sold for scrap for $100. Detectives found some at a Milwaukee home. The buyer led officers to one of the suspects.

Police say the 31-year-old suspect told investigators he and the other man took the candleholders, smashing marble of so the items would fit into a garbage can used to transport the antiques to a metal buyer.

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