The police opened an investigation and started analyzing the surveillance cameras to find the perpetrator.
Anti-Christian vandalism has been on the rise for several years in Germany.
Charged with violating public order under Article 77 of Sudan’s penal code, they were released on bail the same day.
The police arrested the church’s pastor and filed a formal complaint against him and refused to book the assailants.
The thief was arrested on the spot and taken to the responsible police station for further inquiries.
Vandalism against Christian places of worship is a widespread plague across Germany.
The parish priest told the officer to leave and to at least take off his hat in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.
The arrested men had several hundred francs in their possession.