WESTMORELAND COUNTY (KDKA) – Two Mt. Pleasant families are baffled, after someone stole the baby Jesus from their nativity scene.

The thefts happened on Connellsville Road.

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“I went to get my mail, and when I came back and looked at the nativity, the baby was gone,” Valarie Goodwin said.

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Stealing baby Jesus is so widespread, that municipalities, churches, and homeowners are now using GPS devices and security cameras for security.

One nativity scene is even protected by a metal screen.

Goodwin found a stand-in baby Jesus, she’s just hoping the person responsible for the theft, will return the baby unharmed.

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