Police investigating damaged Virgin Mary statue on Long Island as hate crime

PORT JEFFERSON STATION, Long Island (WABC) -- Police are investigating an unholy act on Long Island as a hate crime.

Investigators say someone damaged a statue of the Virgin Mary at Saint Gerard's Church in Port Jefferson Station.

The statue sits behind the church near a Little League field.

Police believe the vandal struck between March 16th and March 18th.

There is no word on if police found the missing piece of the statue.

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