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WWII memorial vandals caught: Woodhaven civics

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Posted: Friday, December 5, 2014 11:14 am

The two men who trashed part of a World War II memorial in Woodhaven while in a supposed drunken haze have been caught, according to community leaders.

"WE GOT THEM," the Woodhaven Business Improvement District posted on its Facebook page. "We have been notified that the two perpetrators that stole our Wreath and American Flags from our World War II Monument on our Forest Parkway Plaza Area only to destroy our Wreath and desecrate our American Flags have been arrested."

The post states that the two men are "unfortunately" Woodhaven residents.

"These two may be from Woodhaven but they are NOT Woodhaven People," the Facebook post said.

The two men, whose identities have not been released by police, were seen on surveillance video in the late hours of Nov. 15 vandalizing a wreath and American flag in front of Chase Manhattan Bank located at 84-01 Jamaica Ave.

The wreath and flag were placed there in remembrance of Woodhaven residents who died during World War II.

"Thank you so much to those in Woodhaven that helped us identify these two ingrates," the WBID's Facebook post stated. "We will keep you posted when their names are released and we find out their sentences."

The 102nd Precinct did not return requests for confirmation on the reported arrests.

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