Quinter A church in northwest Kansas says it wants its baby Jesus statues returned, no questions asked.
Thieves took two baby Jesus figures from nativity scenes at the United Methodist Church in Quinter, along with a hand-painted portrait of Jesus.
Gove County Sheriff Allen Weber says the portrait, which hung in the church since the 1960s, was recently left in a car and returned to the church.
Neither of the missing statues has much monetary value. But they have sentimental value, particularly one made of wood that was hand-cut and hand-painted by church members. The other missing Jesus was taken from a ceramic Nativity scene inside the church.
.Weber told The Hays Daily News that church leaders simply want the thieves to leave the items in a conspicuous place so they can be returned.