Police investigating after church statue damaged in midtown Toronto
Police released this image of the suspect after a church statue was vandalized in midtown Toronto.
Published Saturday, October 10, 2020 4:54PM EDT
Police have released security images of a suspect who they believe is responsible for damaging a statue at a church in midtown Toronto.
On Sept. 23, officers were called to Holy Rosary Parish Church on St. Clair Avenue West, east of Bathurst Street, around 10 p.m.
It is alleged that just after 7:30 p.m., the face and hands of the statue of Mother Mary were damaged.
On Saturday, police release the image of the suspect.
He is described as between 50 and 60 years old, five-foot-eight to five-foot-nine, and has an average build.
Police said he was wearing a dark reflective strip top, dark pants, a baseball cap with an “A” logo, and work boots. The suspect was carrying a large duffle bag with wheels on it.
Investigators are appealing for witnesses to come forward and speak to them.
This is the second reported incident in the city where a church statue was vandalized. In August, the Virgin Mary statue at a Parkdale church was found decapitated