The NYPD on Monday released new surveillance photos of two women being sought for spray-painting graffiti at St. Patrick’s Cathedral during the George Floyd protests in the city.
The women are accused of scrawling “No Justice No Peace” and “BLM” – Black Lives Matter – on the wall of the historic Catholic church shortly after 5 p.m. on May 30, while demonstrations formed across the city.
Police had earlier released photos of the two women, who were seen walking with their faces covered, at least partially, by masks.
Another previously released picture shows the two women from behind spraying the cathedral with red paint.
The new images, although grainy, show closeups of the women with their faces uncovered.
Police did not arrest one person in the alleged graffiti caper – Yadir Avila Rosas, described by authorities as the “getaway driver.”
Rosas, 26, of Queens, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief but was later cut loose when the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office declined to prosecute him.
Police are asking anyone with information on the identities of the women to dial the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or log onto. www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.