05/17/2013 02:55 EDT | Updated 07/17/2013 05:12 EDT

Christ Church Cathedral Stolen Artifcats Recovered In Victoria

Victoria Police
VICTORIA - Invaluable, historic artifacts stolen from the Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria last week have been recovered.

The theft of the items, some of them dating to the 17th century, made headlines across the country last weekend.

The artifacts were anonymously turned into police headquarters late Thursday night.

Victoria Police Staff Sgt. Scott McGregor says police had been working tirelessly on the case and he believes the person who dropped off the items may have been feeling some heat.

The items recovered included gold and silver chalices, Canadian coins and a communion plate.

The display case where some of the artifacts were stored was alarmed, but the thieves managed to cut their way in and grab the items before authorities were alerted.

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