Watch CBS News

Police: Virgin Mary Statue In Queens Vandalized With Spray Paint

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Police are trying to identify a person spotted on surveillance video linked to vandalism of a Virgin Mary statue in Queens.

New Project (7)
(credit: NYPD)

It happened around 3:10 a.m. on July 10, according to police.

2134-20 110 Crim Mis 07-10-20 STATUE
(credit: NYPD)

Investigators said an unidentified person was caught on camera spray-painting "IDOL" on the statue in front of Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary on 92nd Street.

The NYPD released a picture of the person they are looking for, who appeared to be wearing a pink head covering.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

EMERGENCY COMPONENT - LOCAL

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.