Surveillance released in Pittsburg graffiti investigation

PITTSBURG, Kan. – A Pittsburg business releases video surveillance of two graffiti suspects as property owners continue to deal with tagging. The suspects tagged a utility box in a downtown alley with the letters “NOZ,” which authorities say frequently appears throughout the downtown area.

Over the past year, the Pittsburg Police Department says business and property owners have experienced damage to their property in the form of graffiti. Taggers have used certain words/symbols repeatedly on property throughout the city, with downtown locations being targeted most frequently.

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Last summer, the City of Pittsburg formed a graffiti task force, made up of employees from several departments throughout the city. They are working to identify and document the tagging incidents. Several community partners also continue to help the task force with clean-up efforts as the tagging happens.

According to the Police Department, they have followed up on a number of leads, but none of the information has been solid enough to lead to an arrest.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the two people in the video released by the business and the accompanying images. If you have information, they ask that you call the Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at the tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.