Second alleged vandal sought for damaging security cameras inside Sunnyside subway stations: NYPD

Sunnyside vandal damages security cameras
Police are looking for this suspect who allegedly smashed two surveillance cameras in a Sunnyside subway station after relieving himself on the platform in full view of other riders. (Courtesy of NYPD)

A second vandal has been wrecking security cameras in Sunnyside 7 train subway stations.

Police from the 108th Precinct in Long Island City and Transit District 20 are looking for an ill-mannered suspect who was inside the 33 Street-Rawson Street station above Queens Boulevard on the afternoon of Saturday, July 9.

The unidentified man was on the southbound 7 platforms and proceeded to urinate if the full view of other subway riders just after 3:30 p.m. and then he intentionally damaged two surveillance cameras that belong to the MTA, police said.

The total cost of property damage is valued at approximately $806, according to the NYPD. The suspect fled the station in an unknown direction. Earlier in the week, the NYPD reported another vandal had recently damaged nine MTA security cameras in the two other subway stations in Sunnyside in two separate incidents of “criminal mischief” that caused more than $3,000 in damage.

The NYPD released surveillance photos of the suspect in the Rawson Street incident. He has a dark complexion and he was wearing a blue T-shirt with a distinctive graphic of a subway car with the words “Get on board, give blood.” He also wore blue jeans and dark sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard to 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 onto the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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