NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There has been yet another senseless act of vandalism on the subway.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is reporting more shattered windows. It’s costing riders time and the agency money, CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported Wednesday.
Police are still looking for a man — and possibly more vandals — who they say are responsible for widespread damage, especially on the Nos. 7, 2 and 3 lines.
The MTA says 470 windows have been broken since May.
There’s now a $12,500 REWARD for infomation regarding the individual(s) responsible for the damage of numerous train car windows in the subway system. @NYPDDetectives would like to talk to this person regarding one such incident. Contact CrimeStoppers @NYPDTips if you can help. pic.twitter.com/v4uHgtkdlI
— NYPD Transit (@NYPDTransit) August 26, 2020
Riders are just as annoyed as transit officials.
“I just hope they catch the person who’s doing all that. It doesn’t make sense to me, like why?” Daniel Rhoades said.
“I’m here 25 years. I’ve never seen like this,” Mohammed Sales said.
In the latest incident Tuesday night, a witness told police they saw someone break windows on a Queens-bound 7 train at Queensborough Plaza at around 10 p.m. and take off on a southbound N train.
On Monday, a number of windows were broken on a 7-train at 34th street and Hudson Yards.
“There is no law and order, no policemen,” one rider said.
The MTA says the total damage is estimated at around $300,000, including $9,500 for Tuesday’s vandalism.
Commuters hope it doesn’t further impact service, and many worry that the MTA could raise fees to cover the cost.
“The person who’s riding the train, all of the commuters, they’re suffering,” Gilbert Gomes said.
The NYPD said it believes the person or people responsible have been using a hammer or blunt object to commit the crimes.
A $12,000 reward is being offered for any information that helps lead to an arrest.
Police asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or 1-800-577-8477.
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