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Police Looking for Man Who Tore Down Decorations Outside Council Member Moya’s Office

Dec. 15, 2020 By Allie Griffin

Police are looking for a man who allegedly tore down an autumn display outside Council Member Francisco Moya’s Corona office building earlier this month.

The suspect allegedly ripped down seasonal decorations that were mounted onto the outside wall of Moya’s office building, located at 106-01 Corona Ave., on Saturday, Dec. 5 at around 8 p.m., police said.

The decorations reportedly cost $3,700, according to police.

Moya posted a photo of the damage the morning after the vandalism occurred.

“[The display] was one that was put here for the community to enjoy…,” he said in the video posted to Facebook. “To wake up and see things like this makes me very sad that people would go out there and really try to destroy and damage a piece of artwork that was for them.”

The destroyed autumnal display outside Council Member Francisco Moya’s office (Council Member Francisco Moya)

The same night, someone also destroyed parts of a holiday display that Moya’s office organized at the nearby William F. Moore Park. The winter wonderland installation was unveiled less than two days earlier during a tree lighting ceremony.

It’s unclear whether the man who ripped down the decorations outside Moya’s office also tore down the Christmas decorations at the park.

Police said the suspect who allegedly vandalized the office display is a man between 20 and 30 years old. The NYPD released a video of the man.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of these individuals 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.
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