NYPD seeks suspects in Hell’s Kitchen gay bar attack VERS
The search for a suspect who authorities believe may be responsible for a series of attacks at a Manhattan gay bar is intensifying after the NYPD released pictures and footage of the suspect Monday.
Hell’s Kitchen spot VERS has been hit with at least three reported cases of criminal mischief in the last week, according to authorities.
The first reported incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 when an unidentified man threw a brick into the front window, damaging it, the NYPD said.
Two days later, around 6:45 p.m., officers responded again to another report that an unidentified man threw a brick at the window and damaged it again, authorities said.
And then, around 10 p.m. Saturday, VERS’ window was damaged again when an unidentified man threw a rock at the window, police said.
There were no reported injuries related to any of the three incidents at the 9th Avenue location, police officers said.
The window is shatterproof, the club’s owner told The Post Sunday.
“I thought about the glass when I first opened the space in July,” owner David DeParolesa said Sunday. “It doesn’t break, but it cracks.”
Police released images and footage of the wanted man walking in a grocery store after the third incident. He wears glasses with short hair.
Video intended The Post Sunday shows a suspect throwing a heavy object at the window while guests are inside before fleeing the scene.
“It feels like another manifestation of hatred against our community,” DeParolesa said of the recent attacks on his gay bar.
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