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Police In South Jersey Ask FBI To Help Find Church Vandal

EVESHAM, N.J. (CBS) - Authorities in South Jersey are looking for a man wanted for questioning in the recent vandalism of statues at half a dozen Catholic churches in Camden and Burlington Counties (see related story).

Some three dozen statues have been damaged in Cherry Hill, Mount Laurel and Evesham over the last week or so. Cops consider this a bias crime, since Catholic churches seem to be specifically targeted here. Local authorities have called in the FBI for help in their investigation.

Evesham Police Lieutenant Walt Miller says three people saw someone near St. Joan of Arc Church Tuesday night before statues there were damaged.

"He's a white male with a thin build, approximately 6 feet tall, late 20s to early 30s with shoulder length, wavy brown hair."

He may be driving an older tan or beige sedan, possibly an import, with squared tail lights. If you have any information, you're asked to contact local police.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060

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