Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Police hunt Queen Victoria vandal

NSW Police are appealing for information after a statue of Queen Victoria was vandalised in Sydney’s CBD yesterday.

Police say that at about 3.50pm on Wednesday, a man was seen graffitiing the historic statue with spray paint outside the QVB.

Officers from Sydney City Police Area Command were notified but the vandal had fled the scene before they arrived.

Police also received reports of graffiti in other parts of the CBD and are investigating whether the incidents are linked.

As part of their investigation, they’ve released video and an image of a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 180cm tall, of a slim build, and aged in his mid-20s.

At the time, he was wearing a white hooded jumper printed with a large blue eye and coloured paint on it, sunglasses, dark blue jeans, and white sneakers. He was carrying a black backpack and a skateboard.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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