Port Pirie – Police in Solomontown, a small suburb of Port Pirie, the most populous city in South Australia, were called in to investigate an act of sacrilege earlier today.

The Advertiser, a local news publication had reported that officers were called in after receiving a tip that a man had broken into a local church.

When the officers arrived, they caught the intruder red-handed with his loot which consisted of a laptop computer that belonged to the church, in addition to a projector and audio equipment that is used for the benefit of the congregation.

He was swiftly arrested and held without bail, after being charged with sacrilege

The 43-year-old Port Pirie man is expected to appear in court soon.