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

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

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

VIDEO: Interview with Newburgh fire chief 1 VIDEO: Interview with Newburgh fire chief
VIDEO: Rob Astorino blasts free tuition plan 2 VIDEO: Rob Astorino blasts free tuition plan
Chopper 12 was over the scene of an 3 VIDEO: Chopper 12 over Yonkers building fire
Three men have been arrested after an alleged 4 Police: 3 arrested in connection to Yonkers knifepoint robbery
5 Westchester/Hudson Valley Sportscast, March 24

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