A brass bell dedicated to the memory of the Sandy Hook shooting victims was stolen from a playground in Island Park over the weekend, Nassau County police said Sunday.

Police said the 8-inch by 8-inch brass bell, which had been housed at the Masone Beach playground on Waterford Road, was stolen between 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

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The bell was inscribed with the number 26, representing the number of children and adults killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut last December, and a quote: "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings."

Police said anyone with information about the case can contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477.