QUEENS, N.Y. (PIX11) — Three suspects were seen on video breaking a concrete angel statue at a church in Queens on Thursday, according to police.
The individuals were behind the Holy Family Church around 10 p.m. In the video, two of the suspects grabbed the concrete angel statue and lifted it over a fence. One of the suspects then carried the statue a few feet before throwing it back toward the church, destroying it, police said. The suspects then ran off.
Police said the property damage totaled around $500. The Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating, according to officials. Police said the suspects are believed to be between 15 and 17 years old.
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