Reward offered for information in Lee statue vandalism

Published: Aug. 7, 2018 at 7:15 PM EDT
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Officials in Virginia have announced a reward for information in connection with the vandalism of the Robert E. Lee Monument last weekend.

The Division of Capitol Police announced Tuesday a $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible.

Virginia Capitol Police believe a pressurized spraying device was used to spread a red paint-like substance on the west and southwest sides of the monument's pedestal. The Department of General Services, which is offering the reward, hired a cleaner to remove the substance on Saturday.

The cost to DGS to remove the substance was more than $4,400.