WANTED: Aggravated Harassment as a Hate Crime (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance video and photo wanted as a person of interest in connection to an aggravated harassment pattern that occurred within the confines of the 19th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 Incident #1 occurred on Wednesday, October 4 2017 at 8:00 a.m. in front of 962 Madison Avenue (jewelry store), 68-year-old male store employee finds a sticker on the window of the establishment displaying anti-gay, anti-Semitic and anti-Black statements.

Incident #2 occurred on Monday, October 30 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in front of 1006 Madison Avenue (clothing store), 68 year old female store employee finds a sticker on the window of the establishment with displaying an anti-Semitic symbol.

 Incident #3 occurred on Saturday, December 2 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in front of 970 Madison Avenue (jewelry store), a male store employee finds a sticker on the window of the establishment with and anti-Semitic symbol.

The person of interest is described as a:

  • Male, White, between 60-70 years of age,
  • Last seen wearing light colored shirt and dark pants.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) 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.

All calls are kept strictly confidential.