YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Westchester community affected by a vandalism spree that’s being investigated as a hate crime united in prayer Saturday night.
Dozens of parishioners joined Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, as he celebrated evening mass at St. Patrick’s Church in Yorktown Heights.READ MORE: Suffolk County Police Officer In Critical Condition After Being Stabbed By Suspect Following Crash
Police say it’s one of several churches and buildings that had their windows smashed by vandals last week.
The suspects also knocked over a menorah at Veterans’ Field.READ MORE: 12-Year-Old Shot In Brooklyn Remains Hospitalized, Police Searching For Gunman
“There’s a lump in the throat and there’s a tear in the eye of people in this beautiful parish and this beautiful community, and that means the entire archdiocese feels with them. That’s what empathy and solidarity is all about,” Dolan said.
Investigators are still looking for a dark-colored car they believe the vandals were driving.MORE NEWS: Sanitation Worker Dies After Being Struck By Car In Brooklyn, Police Searching For Driver
The FBI has also been called in to help.