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TPD looking for graffiti vandals

Posted at 3:38 PM, Jul 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-22 20:53:18-04

Tucson Police is asking for the public's assistance in locating the person or persons responsible for recent acts of graffiti vandalism in the Downtown and 4th Avenue. 

Police say on July 5 a member of the Fourth Avenue Merchant's Association reported graffiti over a mural on a on a business located near North 4th Avenue and East 6th Street. TPD says the graffiti most likely happened over the 4th of July holiday weekend. 

On July 9 TPD says officers responded to the Rialto Theatre on a report of vandalism. As officers arrived they observed the entire front doors of the business had been painted over with pink and black paint. 

Police learned the incident was captured on surveillance video and happened around 3:45 a.m. The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years of age. Police say during this incident, several vehicles and people walked by as the suspect was committing the crime. At one point, two unknown men made contact with the suspect for a brief period of time. 

TPD graffiti officers have been working on each of these cases and are investigating any other possible incidents that might be associated. The officers have located an additional act of graffiti vandalism near 122 E. 7th that appears consistent with the two other incidents. 

Tucson Police is asking anyone with information on these incidents to please call 88-CRIME. If you witness someone committing graffiti vandalism, please call 9-1-1.

Police say if you observe graffiti already in place, you can call 520-792-CITY (2489) to report it. 

There is also a free application for reporting graffiti. To download the app, search for MyTucson on the iPhone App Store and the Android Market.