TRENTON — The Angel of Hope bronze statue stolen from the in front of three churches in Trenton was recovered at a Philadelphia scrapyard Thursday.

The statue that stood on "Angel Island" at the intersection of Perry and Warren streets (Route 206) in Trenton since 1986 was removed in the early hours of May 7 leaving only its feet on a round base.

Police in a statement said it was security footage that helped Trenton and State police track the vehicle that was used to remove the statue and identify the two individuals responsible for the theft.

Recovered Angel of Hope statue
Recovered Angel of Hope statue (Trenton police)
loading...

Statue still intact

Trenton city spokesman Tim Carroll said first degree theft charges have filed  but the suspects have not been apprehended.

A photo of the statue shows it is still largely intact except for an arm that was cut off but also recovered. Carroll said the statue is in good condition except for the severed arm and leg and general “wear and tear” from theft and transport.

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at dan.alexander@townsquaremedia.com

Click here to contact an editor about feedback or a correction for this story.

NJ beach tags guide for summer 2022

We're coming up on another summer at the Jersey Shore! Before you get lost in the excitement of sunny days on the sand, we're running down how much seasonal/weekly/daily beach tags will cost you, and the pre-season deals you can still take advantage of!

Voting for the 2022 class of the New Jersey Hall of Fame

These are the nominees for the 2022 class of the New Jersey Hall of Fame. They come from all walks of live, spanning generations back to the colonial era. The nominees cover the categories of Arts & Letters, Enterprise, Performing Arts & Entertainment, Public Service and Sports.

To vote, visit the Hall of Fame website here.

NJ county fairs make a comeback: Check out the schedule for 2022

UPDATED 4/10: A current list of county fairs happening across the Garden State for 2022. From rides, food, animals, and hot air balloons, each county fair has something unique to offer.

(Fairs are listed in geographical order from South NJ to North NJ)