Christmas statue stolen in NJ town

A holiday "Grinch" stole a Christmas statue from a New Jersey town square.

The Morristown Police Department is investigating the theft of a six-foot tall toy soldier statue that was being used as decoration for the Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green.

The incident, captured on video, occurred at 1 a.m. on December 9th and was reported by the Morristown Partnership later that morning.

Footage shows a white male remove the statue from its mount after discarding a cigarette. The suspect appears to be in his late-20s or early-30s, according to police.

In the video, he is wearing a dark flannel shirt, blue jeans, and a black Pittsburgh Pirates baseball

"We hope that the community will come together to help the Police Department identify the suspect and return the statue to its rightful place on the Green," Mayor Timothy Dougherty said.

Police ask anyone with information to call the non-emergency telephone line at (973) 538-2200 or call
or email Captain Michael Buckley directly at (973) 292-6631.