SEE IT: Teen vandals smash concrete angel outside Queens church
A band of devilish vandals snatched a concrete angel from outside a Queens church and posed with it before smashing it on the ground in a caught-on-video sacrilegious caper, cops said Sunday.
The three unholy teens had mischief in mind when they showed up at the Holy Family Church on 74th Ave. near 175th St. in Hillcrest just after 10 p.m. Thursday, cops said.
Two of them gleefully lifted the statue over a fence, while a third held up his phone to record, surveillance video released by the NYPD shows.
One of the vandals then ran with the angel, as if he was making the statue fly, then spun around and threw it, smashing it to the ground and breaking it.
Cops estimate the damage at $500. The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the crime.
The NYPD is asking the public’s help identifying and tracking down the vandals, each believed to be between 15 and 17.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be confidential.