NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for a man who allegedly drew a number of swastikas in Marine Park, Brooklyn.

The Hate Crimes Task Force was able to identify a man seen on surveillance footage as Patrick McCormick, 44, police said.

McCormick allegedly drew swastikas on garbage cans, a residential gate, a traffic control box, and a door during the early morning hours of April 25.

McCormick has been described as a white male, 5’6″-5’9″ and was last seen wearing dark clothing, and a dark colored backpack. Police say he has a previous record.

Anyone with information has been asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting tips to 274637(CRIMES) and entering TIP577.


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