Police Seek Public’s Help Catching Vandals

By Carl Corry

ccorry@longislandergroup.com

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Suffolk police are seeking the public’s help to identify three people they say were responsible for spray-painting graffiti in Huntington in the early morning hours of Nov. 26.

Suffolk police are seeking the public’s help to identify three people they say were responsible for spray-painting graffiti in Huntington in the early morning hours of Nov. 26.

Suffolk police released video surveillance images of three people they believe were responsible for spray-painting graffiti on businesses in Huntington village last month.

According to police, the suspects spray-painted the words, “Smoke,” “Smoker,” “Ahep,” “Strep,” “RZ” and “Foise” at nine different locations on Stewart Avenue, Union Place and Wall Street in Huntington on Nov. 26 between 12 a.m. and 3 a.m.

Additional locations were vandalized in the following days, according to local business owners.

Among the places hit by the graffiti were Value Drugs, Black & Blue Seafood Chophouse and neighboring Bistro Cassis on Wall Street, Stop & Shop across the street; IMS Online and Bravo Nader on Union Place; Gold Coast Lobster on Stewart Avenue and an office building at 229 Main St. The building wraps around to Stewart Avenue, which is where the graffiti was painted.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.