PALM SPRINGS ( — Police were asking for the public’s help Thursday to identify who broke the head off a statue of the Virgin Mary and damaged the face of a Jesus Christ statue at a Catholic church in Palm Springs.

Officers responded to a report early this morning of vandalism at the Our Lady of Solitude Church located along the 100 block of West Alejo Road, according to Palm Springs Police Sgt. Paul Abshire.

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An investigation found that someone damaged the two concrete statues near the front of the church sometime between 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. Thursday, Abshire said.

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It was not immediately clear what was used to cause the estimated $2,000 worth of damage, said Abshire.

The incident marked the second vandalism attack in a month at the church after two plaster statues in a different location at Our Lady of Solitude were also damaged.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Palm Springs police at (760) 323-8115, or report anonymously to Valley Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-STOP (7867).