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Jesus! Trio steals Christ statue from Williamsburg church

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Blasphemous bandits stole a statue of Jesus from in front of a Williamsburg church on April 30 — and it is the second time thieves have swiped a figure from the house of worship in recent years.

Surveillance footage appears to show three troublemakers — one male, two females — swipe the statue from the Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church on S. Third Street, between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street, at around 2:07 am.

A Good Samaritan later found the holy effigy in a trash can outside his house, and returned it to the church, according to a spokeswoman from the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn — but the thieves remain at large.

The church placed the statue in front of the house of God in 2012 — a replacement after someone swiped a similar figure, the rep said.

Police ask anyone with information to call (800) 577–8477, submit tips at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or text 274637 followed by TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018: Updated with news of the statue's recovery.
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Reasonable discourse

Me from Bay Ridge says:
"Jesus!" "“sacred heart”" Disrespectful.
May 6, 2016, 10:16 am
Pepes dad from Bensonhurst says:
Scum Of The Earth. Thank You OneTermBill and these Liberal Knucklheads from the city council for making crime go up. I hope that something real bad happens to ur family since u made crime go up. Destroying NYC.
May 6, 2016, 10:27 am
Pepe from Bensonhurst says:
Don't listen to my father. He has dementia.
May 7, 2016, 5:45 pm
Pepe from Bensonhurst says:
Don't listen to my father. He has dementia.
May 7, 2016, 5:45 pm
K. from ArKady says:
Imagine Mary Magdalene's shock and dismay when she realized that hipsters were ultimately responsible for the body's disappearance!
May 8, 2016, 3:13 pm

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