Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese statues re-dedicated after racial vandalism

A reward of $50,000 is being offered for anyone with information leading to the conviction of a suspect.

A reward of $50,000 is being offered for anyone with information leading to the conviction of a suspect. (8/19/13)

CONEY ISLAND - Statues of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese were re-dedicated today, nearly two weeks after they were vandalized with racial slurs and symbols.

Police quickly covered up the vandalism after it was discovered on August 8 and had the statues cleaned. They are treating the incident as a hate crime and still searching for suspects in the case.

A reward of $50,000 is being offered for anyone with information leading to the conviction of a suspect.

The Alliance for Coney Island, the Cyclones and the Jackie Robinson Foundation hosted today’s re-dedication ceremony. More events are planned for tonight’s game at MCU Park against the Staten Island Yankees.

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