DENVER (CBS4)– Police in Denver hope someone recognizes vandalism suspects that have caused about $10,000 worth of damage in the Denver metro area.
On Aug. 2 and 18 the suspects tagged the mural in the 900 block of Pennsylvania Street and caused thousands of dollars worth of damage.
“These guys are damaging our city,” Detective George Gray with the Denver Police Department’s Gang Unit told CBS4.
Using graffiti tracking software, detectives are able to log graffiti reports and images from across Denver. Gray showed CBS4’s Kelly Werthmann how the technology works, pointing out the vandals caught on camera have hit several times before.
“I already have several cases involving these two taggers,” he said.
Investigators believe the tags are “AG” for “Ages” and “FL” and “FA” for “Flora.”Gray said several variations of those markings have been spotted over the past several months.
“They’ll write it real script-like so you can’t really read it,” Gray said. “They’re mainly out there to show that group [of other taggers] how talented they are and how much they can get up.”
Police said cases involving the two taggers total nearly $10,000 worth of damage to the City of Denver. “Flora” and “Ages” have been seen tagging together quite often. Gary wants them caught.
“It’s not about putting them in jail or anything,” he said. “It’s to make them understand how they’re affecting our community.”
The vandals are wanted for felony criminal mischief.
Anyone with information regarding these crimes or recognizes the suspect in the sketch is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an e-mail to metro-denvercrimestoppers.com. If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash reward up to $2,000.
Kelly Werthmann joined the CBS4 team in 2012 as the morning reporter, covering national stories like the Aurora Theater Shooting and devastating Colorado wildfires. She now anchors CBS4 Weekend Morning News and reports during the week. Connect with her on Facebook or Twitter @KellyCBS4.