By Christina Carrega
Police are searching for a man who they say used a large piece of concrete to smash Buddhist statues in a Flushing temple.
On Jan. 16, NYPD officers responded to the Chinese Buddhist Temple on 39th Avenue, where an unidentified man threw a large concrete stone at statues. The statues were damaged and the smasher fled the scene.
The suspect is described as an Asian man, about 5 feet, 6 inches tall, with a medium build weighing about 155 pounds and approximately 30 years old. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater with blue denim jeans and tan construction work boots.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
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