Police searching for a vandal that struck St. Michael’s Church in Flushing

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Police are looking for this man suspected of vandalizing a religious statue at a Flushing church last month. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Police from the 109th Precinct are looking for a man who allegedly vandalized a religious statue at a Flushing church last month.

At around 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17, the unidentified man hopped a fence and knocked over and damaged a religious statue that was in front of St. Michael’s Church, located at 138-64 Barclay Ave., according to the NYPD.

Police say the suspect is a light-skinned and bearded adult man in his 30s with a heavy build, black Afro hair and he was last seen wearing a gray shirt under a white-collar short sleeve shirt, blue jean shorts, white socks and black sneakers.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.