NEW YORK – A statue of Jesus that was stolen from a New York City church has been found in a trash can.
The Diocese of Brooklyn says the family that found the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue contacted church officials Thursday after seeing media reports about the theft.
Police said the statue was taken from Saint Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Williamsburg on April 30. They released a surveillance video showing three suspects.
No arrests have been made.
The statue was damaged and is being restored at D'Ambrosio Ecclesiastical Art Studios in Mount Kisco.