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Vandalism suspects arrested, accused of damaging statues dedicated to Holocaust victims

Posted at 7:21 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 16:10:29-05

TULSA, Okla. — Police arrested two suspects accused of vandalizing statues dedicated to child victims of the Holocaust.

Tulsa police said the two teens, 15 and 16 years old, damaged the statues Wednesday morning at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art in south Tulsa.

Surveillance video shows the suspects bending, knocking down and attempting to steal the statues. The museum said the suspects caused more than $15,000 in damage. The metal statues feature the names of Jewish children murdered during the Holocaust.

Police said the teens also threatened someone with a knife near 66th and South Lewis before going to the museum. No one was hurt in the incident.

Law enforcement said both suspects were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and felony vandalism. Authorities are not releasing their names at this time. Police told 2 Works for You this case is a felony because the damage exceeds $1,000. Police said at least one of the suspects will be charged as a youthful offender.

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