Each December, people flock to Christmas Village in Torrington to see Santa and Mrs. Claus, the reindeer and more.
This year, the holiday season destination has been the victim of a crime. Someone apparently stole the ceramic baby Jesus and Torrington police are investigating.
An employee from the town’s parks and recreation department noticed three weeks ago that the 18-inch-long figurine was gone, according to police.
This is the 65th consecutive year that for Carl Bozenski’s Christmas Village at 150 Church St. The stolen Jesus figurine has been part of the town's display for more than 30 years.
Park & Recreation Superintendant Brett Simmons is looking for any donations and/or a figure to replace the stolen/lost Baby Jesus. If you can help, call 860-489-2274.
The Litchfield County Times reports that this display is the first of its kind and has served as the inspiration for other similar displays.
Anyone with information about the theft should call the Torrington Police Department at 860-489-2007 or directly to Detective Todd Fador at 860-489-2059.
Last year, the Jesus figure was stolen from a Nativity Scene in Cromwell. Police received a tip and found it.