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Cops are asking for help in identifying two teenagers who were caught on video allegedly setting a fire near a church in Corona.

On Sept. 10 just before 1 a.m., the teens — believed to be between 13 and 15 years old — used an unknown tool to break into a shed located behind Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church — located at 104-11 37th Ave. — and removed two gas canisters from inside, according to authorities.

Police said the teens then used gasoline from inside the canisters to light a piece of cloth on fire before fleeing the scene with the gas cans. No damage was reported relating to the fire.

Authorities released video of the incident on Oct. 3 that shows the teens setting the fire.

 

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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