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Police looking for vandal of rental car biz

Police are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a vandalized car-rental shop in East Elmhurst. Image courtesy NYPD
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EAST ELMHURST — The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in identifying a vandal who snuck into a rental car company and spilled hundreds of gallons of gas all over the place.

Police said the suspect entered the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, at 83-34 23rd Ave., just before 2 a.m. Oct. 26 and headed to the refueling area, where he unhooked three hoses from the shop’s gasoline pumps.

He then turned the hoses on and left them on the ground to discharge hundreds of gallons of fuel all over the place, police said.

The suspect is described as a white male standing 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing between 160 to 185 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray-blue hat, black sunglasses, a gray sweatshirt and a black backpack.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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