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NYPD Debuts New Crime Stoppers Van Displaying Video and Audio of Suspects

 The NYPD unveiled a new Crime Stoppers van in Harlem Tuesday that can play video and show pictures of suspects in neighborhoods where a major crime happened, April 19, 2015. 
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HARLEM — The NYPD unveiled a new van Tuesday that can help get pictures and videos of suspects out to the community.

The van is equipped with two video screens and speakers, which can play videos on loop and blast audio while the vehicle drives through neighborhoods where a crime was committed.

“This van will show up at significant crime scenes and working with us help to push out information very quickly on crime information that is available at that time to the public,” Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said during a press conference outside the 28th Precinct in Harlem Tuesday afternoon.

The van, which bears the slogan “Your City. Your Call” painted above the screens, is worth about $90,000 and was donated to the Police Department by the New York City Police Foundation.

Police will be able to put out videos and pictures within one or two hours of receiving them, according to Chief of Detectives Bob Boyce.

The van will travel to Queens Tuesday night to request spread word and request tips regarding the shooting of Queens rapper Chinx, Boyce added. 

"The plan is to bring things out into the public, directly after an incident and see if we can get people who live in the neighborhood to identify [for] us," Boyce said.