KEY WEST (CBSMiami) – Repairs to Key West’s iconic Southernmost Point buoy should be finished by Thursday evening, after vandals targeted the popular tourist attraction and caused extensive damage over the weekend.
Police say the cement buoy was burned early Saturday when a Christmas tree was torched in front of it.READ MORE: WFOR Launches New Live, Local Streaming Service CBSNews Miami
Flames charred sections of the 4-ton, 12-foot tall landmark which is popular with tourists and reads “90 miles to Cuba, Southernmost Point, Continental U.S.A.”
Investigators say they are now looking for two male suspects they say are responsible for the fire and the damage.
Surveillance cameras captured the entire incident.READ MORE: Mark Rosenberg Acknowledges He Resigned As FIU President Because ‘I Caused Discomfort For A Valued Employee’
Watch the surveillance video here:
Police did not release a description of the individuals being sought.MORE NEWS: Fort Lauderdale Man Now Multimillionaire After Winning Top Prize In Florida Lottery Scratch Off Game
If anyone can provide details, they are asked to contact the Key West Police at (305) 809-1000.