Man wanted for vandalizing Bay Ridge mosque

Man wanted for vandalizing Bay Ridge mosque

A man was caught on camera using a hammer to destroy a camera and windows at a Bay Ridge mosque in Sunset Park on Nov. 11, according to police.

Footage captured the man wielding the hammer and pounding it against the camera and multiple windows at the Beit El-Maqdis Islamic Center of Bay Ridge, at the corner of 63rd Street, at about 5:15 pm on Saturday, according to the report. He then fled on foot towards 62nd Street.

The man was last seen wearing a black hooded coat, blue jeans, and white sneakers, according to police.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477, or for Spanish, (888) 577-4782. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at jmcshane@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.