Police: Annunciation Church in Crestwood section of Yonkers vandalized with brown paint

Parishioners are outraged, and say they believe their

Parishioners are outraged, and say they believe their church was targeted.

YONKERS - Police in Yonkers are investigating after a Catholic church was vandalized.

The tabernacle, pulpit and lectern at Annunciation Church, located on Westchester Avenue in the city's Crestwood section, were doused with brown paint at some point on Wednesday. The church's monsignor says the vandal got in through an unlocked door.

Parishioners are outraged, and say they believe their church was targeted. Authorities fingerprinted the altar, but have yet to make any arrests.

The church's custodian was able to steam clean the damaged areas, but the sacred veil covering the tabernacle was destroyed.

More on this topic

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 VIDEO: 2 men hold up Thornwood Verizon store
2 VIDEO: Interview with Surflight Artistic Director Steve Steiner
3 Rangers riding 3-game winning steak into 2nd round of playoffs
A 17-year-old from Yonkers says he was given 4 Youth Shelter of Westchester gives teens a second chance
VIDEO: News conference on Cutchogue crash that killed 5 VIDEO: News conference on 2015 Cutchoge limo crash

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE