Police looking for vandals who threw paint on 4 St. Pete murals, causing more than $7,000 in damage

St. Pete Police are investigating a number of vandalism cases where four murals have been destroyed in the past three weeks.

Police say someone is throwing gray paint on the colorful wall murals.

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Surveillance video shows two suspects, a man and a woman, carrying paint cans as they walk near 226 MLK St. N near Planet Retro Records. Their faces are covered but someone may have information about their identities.

 

 

 

The murals are reportedly a total loss artistically and a huge loss for the community.

The murals vandalized were:

432 1st St. N. "Stop & Shop" (gray paint thrown on mural resulting in a total loss of the mural and well over $1,000 in damage.) Sometime overnight between 1-13-2018 and 1-14-2018.
 
226 Dr. Martin Luther King St. N., "Planet Retro Records" (gray paint thrown on mural resulting in a total loss of the mural and well over
$1,000 in damage.) 01-12-19
 
1437 4th St. S., "Story Brook Craft Coffee Bar" (gray paint thrown on mural resulting in a total loss of the mural and estimated to be
$200.00 in damage.) 01-15-18 to 01-17-18
 
2338 Emerson Ave. S. (Warehouse) (gray paint thrown on mural resulting in a total loss of the mural and estimated to be $5,000 in damage.)
01-03-2018 to 01-05-2018

Anyone with information is asked to contact St. Petersburg Police.

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