Baby Jesus and Joseph’s beard stolen

A baby doll depicting Jesus at a nativity scene display in Durban’s upperclass Westville suburb has been ripped from its crib.

The Daily News reported today that all that was left behind in the crib was the doll’s arm.

The vandalism to the nativity scene, which was discovered on Saturday, had left organisers fuming, the newspaper reported.

The display was put together by volunteers about two weeks ago.

Helen Canon, who has managed the display for the past nine years, wrote on the Upper Highway Facebook page: “To the hooligans who stole baby Jesus and a sheep, you are really not funny or clever at all! What pleasure do you get from trashing your own neighbourhood? Please do the right thing and return them.”

According to the report a cow’s tail had been ripped off, a shepherd’s coat was stolen, and Joseph’s beard had been removed.

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