Police are looking for a vandal who damaged security cameras at two Sunnyside subway stations – QNS.com
Cops are looking for this man who allegedly smashed surveillance cameras inside two Sunnyside subway stations on the 7 line. (Courtesy NYPD)
A vandal smashed several surveillance cameras inside two Sunnyside 7 subway stations in the past month.
Police in Long Island City’s 108th Precinct and Transit District 20 are looking for the suspect who intentionally damaged nine cameras belonging to the MTA, police said, adding that the damaged surveillance equipment is valued at approximately $3,000. dollars.
The unidentified man knocked twice at two separate subway stations on Monday June 27, first on the platform of the northbound 7 train at the 40 Street-Lowery station just after 2 p.m. The suspect smashed four security cameras before taking off in an unknown direction, police said. .
About 15 minutes later, the vandal showed up at the northbound platform of the 46 Street-Bliss Street station where three more security cameras were smashed before the suspect took off in an unknown direction.
After a brief hiatus, the vandal returned to the 40 Street-Lowery Street station just after 2 p.m. on Tuesday July 12 and struck two more CCTV cameras before heading off in an unknown direction, police said.
The NYPD released surveillance footage on Tuesday that shows the unkempt dark-haired, fair-skinned suspect wearing a red t-shirt and dark sweatpants with a black bag slung over his shoulder. In a second photo, the suspect was wearing a blue T-shirt and gray shorts.
Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging on to the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.