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Rich Swiss couple robbed churches 'for thrills': Police

Published on May 28, 2014 11:32 PM

GENEVA (AFP) - Two wealthy Swiss seniors arrested for robbing from church collection boxes, told police that their crime spree was just for thrills, justice authorities said Wednesday.

In a statement, prosecutors in the central region of Lucerne said that the married couple, aged 70 and 73, had admitted stealing money on multiple occasions from local churches.

The couple, who prosecutors said were well-heeled, claimed that they were driven by a desire for an adrenalin rush.

They had never had a brush with the law before.

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