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WATCH: Thieves Steal Statue from Brooklyn Catholic Church—UPDATED

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 05/05/16

UPDATE From the Diocese of Brooklyn:

The Sacred Heart of Jesus statue stolen from outside the Saints Peter and Paul Rectory, located at 71 South 3rd St, 11249 in Williamsburg, has been found. A man spotted the statue in a trash can outside his Brooklyn apartment and gave it to his mother.  After seeing media reports, the family realized where the statue belonged and contacted the rectory to return it. The statue is being restored.

The original press release:

A statue of Jesus was stolen on Saturday night from Saints Peter and Paul Church in Williamsburg, located at 82 S 2nd street, Brooklyn NY 11249. Surveillance video shows a group of suspects taking the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue from outside the church.  The same type of statue was stolen from Saints Peter and Paul Church in 2012.  A replacement statue, which was donated by a couple from New Jersey, was taken on Saturday.  The church is asking anyone who may recognize the people in the video to come forward.

Video is below.

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