Elderly woman steals life-size Pope cutout from New Jersey church

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Police are looking for an elderly woman who stole a Pope Francis cutout from a church. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

A 70-year-old woman on oxygen was involved in the theft of a life-sized Pope Francis cutout from a New Jersey church, according to officials.

The Washington Township Police Department posted a plea on social media asking residents for information about the crime, which occurred on Thursday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church around the same time as a handbag bingo fundraiser.

According to a witness, the 70-year-old and two other women took the cutout and fled the scene in a white Audi.

Anybody with information about the crime is asked to contact police.

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