On the day of the Orthodox New Year celebration, vandals damaged Saint Sava Temple in the Blazuj settlement near Sarajevo. They also robbed a cash register from which they took 450 BAM.
Minor material damage was done to the church, but this act upset the believers and priests. The side door of the temple was torn down, part of the inventory was overthrown and the cash register was damaged as well.
Members of the Canton Sarajevo Ministry of Internal affairs conducted an investigation and qualified this crime as serious theft.
“Police officers of the Sarajevo Canton MIA Directorate are continuing their work to clarify this crime, identify and locate the perpetrators,” said Sarajevo Cantonal Police MIA spokesman Mirza Hadziabdic.
This is not the first time this Orthodox church has been targeted by vandals, Klix.ba news portal reports.