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Police: Man Wanted For Beating Dog Inside Harlem Elevator

Police say surveillance video shows a man beating a dog inside an elevator in Harlem on Aug. 26, 2012 (credit: NYPD)

Police say surveillance video shows a man beating a dog inside an elevator in Harlem on Aug. 26, 2012 (credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man is wanted for animal cruelty after he was caught on surveillance video beating a dog inside an elevator in Harlem.

It happened at the Wagner Houses on East 120th Street around 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 26., according to police.

In the video, a man can be seen hitting and kicking the medium-sized dog multiple times.

Watch the video below: WARNING – IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING

A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

Anyone with information should call police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.