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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police are trying to identify two graffiti vandals who are spray painting tags in some Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
The vandals are spray painting their tag names throughout the city in some very visible and public places, including highway under and overpasses and light poles, and there are a lot of them.
“I think as far as ownership of property and respect for property, that should be (un)acceptable,” said Marion Ceichner of Pittsburgh. “When something owns something show respect for the ownership.”
“I don’t view that favorably, there’s a reason that’s illegal,” said Daniel Geroni of Bloomfield.”
Some of the locations vandalized include the 1600 block of Beaver Avenue, the 1900 block of Perrysville Avenue, Eckert Street, McClure Avenue, Route 65 near the Fort Duquesne Bridge, the 1300 block of Federal Street and the 1500 block of Penn Avenue.
One tag, reading “Gipsy,” is typically accompanied by another unreadable tag and found throughout the Northside. They are often large (several feet wide) and placed in high-visibility areas.
A recent witness to one of these tags being painted described the suspects as two white males, one with a beard.
Another tag, reading “Waxn,” is found throughout East Liberty, mainly on Penn avenue.
Approximately 40 light poles have been tagged on Penn Avenue between 5th Avenue and the Wilkinsburg border.
Anyone with information on the vandals’ identities or whereabouts is asked to call Detective Alphonso Sloan at (412) 495-6052. Callers can remain confidential.