MTA offers $10K reward to find serial subway window smasher
The cash-strapped MTA is putting up $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the “sociopath” vandal who’s been smashing 7 train windows, the agency’s top boss announced Monday.
“This person has caused over $300,000 in damages, has caused our customers on the 7 Line — working people in Sunnyside in Corona, Jackson Heights and Elmhurst — delays, and there have been scores of incidents,” said MTA Chairman Pat Foye at a press conference in Brooklyn.
The announcement of the bounty — which would be paid on top of the NYPD’s existing $2,500 NYPD reward for information — comes after the spate of broken windows left the MTA nearing a shortage of glass necessary to repair the damaged cars.
From May 8 to Aug. 18, there have been 70 window-breaking incidents on MTA subway cars, mostly on the 7 train, officials said Monday.
“It’s important that we have the public’s assistance here” in nabbing the suspect, said NYPD Transit Chief Edward Delatorre. “There has to have been some witnesses to this vandalism over the last couple of months.”
“It’s important to everybody that we close this case soon and stop this vandalism.”
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