The suspect was seen on video splashing red paint on the street and then running away.
He was partially disguised with a mask and hat, but the new images show his face.
Crews quickly restored the mural, and the mayor tweeted, “To whoever vandalized our mural on 5th Avenue: nice try. @NYC_DOT has already fixed it.”
To whoever vandalized our mural on 5th Avenue: nice try. @NYC_DOT has already fixed it.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 13, 2020
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.