OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — You shall not steal.
That’s what Maryland authorities are telling a man accused of swiping a baby Jesus figurine last year.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports the 10-month-long investigation led Ocean City police to Cameron Coke of Towson. Coke has been charged with theft and fourth-degree burglary.
A Facebook post from the department said the figurine was stolen from a church Nativity scene on Dec. 31, 2018. The post included surveillance images of the suspect.
Charging documents show a tip was called in after a local news station aired a story about the theft.
A Facebook post from the department Wednesday thanked local media for aiding with the case.
It’s unclear whether Coke has an attorney who could comment on the charges.