LAKE GROVE - A Lake Grove couple was shocked to find out that ax-wielding vandals had destroyed their Christmas decorations.

Danielle Vasile and her boyfriend, Pawel Bartoszek, say they spend months and thousands of dollars each year decking out their home for the holidays.

The suspects attacked palm trees in the front yard and used the axes to smash holes into some inflatable Christmas decorations, according to the couple.

Vasile says it happened around 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, just minutes after Bartoszek left for work. The couple called police after reviewing their surveillance footage.

The vandals caused about $3,000 in damage.

The couple says they are offering a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest.