Photo via Shutterstock, sketch courtesy of the NYPD

Police have released a sketch of a man who is believed to have left a bomb on the doorstep of a Springfield Gardens man who ultimately lost his life as a result of the explosion.

According to police, the suspect is described as a black male with dark colored eyes and a mustache, between the ages of 30 and 35-years-old, standing 5 feet, 11 inches tall, and weighing 160 pounds.

It was reported to police that at 4:10 p.m. on July 28, 73-year-old George Wray discovered an explosive device that was enclosed in a cylindrical container, similar to a can of Quaker Oats, near the front of his home. As Wray was opening the container, the bomb detonated, causing severe burns to Wray’s face and body.

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EMS responded to the scene and took Wray to Nassau University Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries on Aug. 1.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-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 are strictly confidential.


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