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Help ID Somerton playground vandals

Sur­veil­lance im­age

A sur­veil­lance cam­era at a Somer­ton play­ground filmed a teen­ager spray-paint­ing graf­fiti on a bas­ket­ball court on Oct. 17. Now de­tect­ives are try­ing to identi­fy the van­dal.

The in­cid­ent oc­curred at about 6:49 p.m. at the Daniel Boyle Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, at 13049 Kelvin Ave., po­lice said. A white boy, age 15 or 16, was “hanging with” a group of oth­er boys and girls just be­fore he walked onto the court and sprayed paint on it. The graf­fiti was later re­moved at a cost of $700. The van­dal had closely trimmed black hair and wore a mul­ti­colored striped shirt and blue jeans. 

To view sur­veil­lance video, vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­Tube.  Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PP­DTIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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