UPDATE: Persons of interest in hate-filled Glendale cemetery vandalism spotted at local park

Cemetery vandals update
Screenshot from video courtesy of the NYPD

Police have released additional surveillance footage of two persons of interest in the investigation of a hate crime where three teens were seen on video breaking into Cypress Hills Cemetery in Glendale and damaging dozens of headstones back in August.

The new video — which was sent out by law enforcement officials on Aug. 31 — shows two unidentified persons of interest walking along Park Lane South near Forest Park in the 102nd Precinct at 9:21 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25.

It was reported to police that the pair seen in this new video may be two of the three teens who, on Aug. 15, broke into Cypress Hills Cemetery, which rests on the Queens/Brooklyn border, and vandalized more than 40 headstones by knocking them over and spray painting derogatory terms on them.

Some of the offensive terms targeted African-Americans, Chinese and Arabic people, and the NYPD.

The teens also entered the memorial Abbey mausoleum and broke the marble stones on the front of approximately 15 vaults, and spray painted more derogatory words, cops announced.

Police originally released black-and-white surveillance footage of the three suspects, and offered an award of up to $2,500 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the vandals.

The individuals in question have been described as males, approximately 16 to 19 years old, possibly white or Hispanic with light complexions.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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 onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls and messages will be confidential.