Diocesan News

Police Looking For Vandals Who Targeted Catholic Charities Office

Police released a photo of the two individuals believed to be responsible for the vandalism at Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens during the early morning hours of May 2. (Photo: NYPD)

by The Tablet Staff

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a pair of suspects who vandalized Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens headquarters earlier this month by throwing a brick through the glass door of the organization’s offices.

The incident took place on May 2 at approximately 12:10 a.m. outside  CCBQ offices at 161 Joralemon St. in Brooklyn Heights. Police said two individuals, acting together, were seen hurling a brick through the building’s glass door, shattering it.

The suspects fled on a southbound No. 2 train at the nearby Borough Hall/Court Street subway station, police said.

Police released a photo and video of the two individuals but did not offer descriptions of the suspects or further details on the incident.

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Tips can also be submitted by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppersnypdonline.org or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

Established in 1899, Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens sponsors 160 different programs to help people in need, including affordable housing, food pantries, and senior citizen centers.