Northeast Times

Mayfair graffiti suspect wanted by police

Sur­veil­lance pho­tos sup­plied by Phil­adelphia po­lice of an un­known sus­pect who van­dal­ized 20 busi­nesses on Frank­ford Av­en­ue with “etch­ing” graf­fiti last sum­mer. The story will be called “May­fair graf­fiti.”

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Phil­adelphia po­lice have some old busi­ness to clean up with a male who last sum­mer made May­fair a much dirti­er place.

North­east De­tect­ives last week re­leased sur­veil­lance pho­tos of a teen­ager or young adult who de­faced the facades of at least 20 busi­nesses along Frank­ford Av­en­ue last sum­mer. Early on Ju­ly 4, the van­dal scratched or etched the ini­tials “HX” on nu­mer­ous win­dows and glass doors along the av­en­ue between Wel­ling­ton and Lans­ing streets.

Ac­cord­ing to Sgt. Den­nis Rosen­baum, the van­dal ap­pears to be a male in his late teens or early 20s. He is white and had short dark brown or black hair. He wore a baggy blue T-shirt; baggy, knee-length tan or khaki shorts; and dark-colored, low-top sneak­ers with white soles and laces.

Video in­dic­ates he was walk­ing along the north­bound (odd numbered) side of the 7700 block of Frank­ford Ave. just be­fore 3 a.m.

The tar­geted av­en­ue busi­nesses in­cluded the AT&T store at 7257, the U.S. post of­fice at 7303, Cit­izens Bank at 7327, Malibu Beach Tan­ning at 7337, Sub­way at 7339, Pruden­tial at 7341, FirsTrust Bank at 7345, Viriva CCU at 7346, a day­care fa­cil­ity at 7425, a chiro­pract­or at 7439, Dunkin Donuts at 7500, One Main Fin­an­cial at 7512, Lloyd Six­smith at 7554, Dun­phy Mo­tors at 7700, Acme Win­dow Shade at 7708, Wawa at 7715, Nat­ur­al Nails at 7727, an un­spe­cified busi­ness at 7729, World Fin­an­cial Group at 7731 and a dent­al of­fice at an un­spe­cified ad­dress.

Call North­east De­tect­ives at 215-686-3153 or send an e-mail to Den­nis.Rosen­baum@phila.gov to re­port in­form­a­tion about the case. ••

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