EAST HARLEM, Manhattan -- Police are looking for a man who was caught on video ripping down a banner covered in artwork from a fence at East River State Park in Harlem, stuffing it into his vehicle and fleeing the area.
The theft happened around 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, inside of the park at 517 117th St.
Police say the unknown banner bandit removed the banner with artwork from the fence, placed it into what was described as a black or gray Honda Element and drove northbound on FDR Drive.
The suspect is described as 25 to 35 years old and last seen wearing a multi-colored t-shirt, black shorts and black sandals. A second suspect is described as woman with blonde hair.
Authorities say the artwork was donated to the park by artist Kenny Scharf.
Anyone with information in regards to 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 Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.