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$10,000 chalice stolen from N.C. Marine Corps base church

June 5, 2013 at 3:15 PM

JACKSONVILLE, N.C., June 5 (UPI) -- A reward has been offered for information about a $10,000 communion chalice stolen from a North Carolina military chapel, officials said.

The chalice disappeared from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church at Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps base camp in Jacksonville, during the week of May 26 through June 1, the Jacksonville Daily News reported Tuesday.

"We are hoping the public can assist in providing information, and offering awards in unique circumstances such as this helps. This is a unique item; I'm sure someone can help us with locating it. It's not something you see every day," said Tony Bain, a Naval Criminal Investigative Service supervisory special agent.

A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered by NCIS for any information that results in an arrest or recovery of the chalice, the Daily News reported.

"No further information is available due to this being an open and active investigation," Bain said.

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