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NYPD: Paint Thrown On Teddy Roosevelt Statue Outside Museum Of Natural History

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Police are trying to identify the person they say was caught on camera vandalizing a statue outside the Museum of Natural History.

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According to the NYPD, video surveillance shows an individual throwing paint on the Teddy Roosevelt statue in front of the Museum of Natural History on June 5, 2020. (Credit: NYPD Crime Stoppers)

According to the NYPD, video surveillance shows an individual throwing paint on the Teddy Roosevelt statue in front of the museum.

It happened around 1:10 p.m. Friday.

Police say the individual was seen leaving the area on a bicycle.

Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.

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