HILLCREST, Queens (WABC) -- Police are trying to find three men who destroyed a concrete angel at a church in Queens.
Security cameras captured the teen suspects outside the Holy Family Church near Utopia Parkway late Thursday night.
Two teens were seen lifting the angel over a fence. One carried the statue away while the third suspect filmed on his phone. He winds up and tosses it to the ground, breaking off the angel's wings.
"Something sacred -- blessed mother, the angels, I don't understand it," said parishioner Richard Muri.
The angel statue was taken in front of plenty of cameras, and it was located right near a statue of Jesus.
Parishioners say the angel was specila to them -- and the previous pastor.
"Oh, he'll be heartbroken, because those were his collection," said a parishioner named Sonia.
The church said the suspects are certainly in need of some guidance after busting a $500 statue -- breaking everything but their spirit.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is assisting in the investigation.
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