A religious statue outside the Bellmore Knights of Columbus has been vandalized for the third time in recent years.
Members of the organization discovered the statue of Our Blessed Mother knocked over and its head broken off on Wednesday morning.
Officials believed the vandalism happened between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Knights of Columbus members discovered the vandalism at around 10 a.m. Wednesday and notified police.
The statue, which sits on the front corner of the Knights of Columbus property, has been trashed several times in the past few years. In Sept. 2010, vandals damaged a St. Anthony statue and smashed a window at the post, causing more than $2,500 in damage. In July 2013, the Our Blessed Mother statue was again broken by an unknown subject.
Knights of Columbus members said they would pursue legal action against the vandals responsible for the latest incident. Officials asked anyone with information about the vandalism to call the Seventh Precinct (516) 573-6700 and refer to police report 2014CR317041.