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Cops Searching for Man Who Allegedly Spray-Painted Surveillance Camera

By Aidan Gardiner | October 11, 2012 9:46am

CLAREMONT — Police are searching for a man they say spray-painted the lens of an apartment building’s elevator security camera.

In surveillance footage released Thursday, the suspect walks into an elevator at 1373 Washington Ave., on Aug. 21 and glances at the camera before stepping toward it to spray the lens.

The man appears in the footage bald, in a large white t-shirt and blue shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.