The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying an individual wanted for drawing swastikas on an Upper East Side street last month — an incident being classified as aggravated harassment.
It happened on Thursday, June 23 at about 10:17am, when the suspect drew three yellow swastikas on the sidewalk behind 420 East 61st Street, between First and York avenues.
The suspect is described as a male with medium complexion, about 50 years old, 5’9″ tall, 160 pounds with a medium build, and a salt and pepper beard. He was last seen wearing a baseball cap with the words ‘New York’ written on the front, and a dark colored long-sleeve shirt.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.
Anyone with information about 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 CrimeStoppers website or by sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter. All calls are strictly confidential.