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.nypdc