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VIDEO: Man Sought by Police for Stealing Pride Flag from Oakdale Residence

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Subject stole a USA Rainbow Pride Flag from a Vanderbilt Boulevard home, cops say.

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Man who stole a pride flag from a residence in Oakdale.

Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Hate Crimes Unit detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who stole a pride flag from a residence in Oakdale in July. 
 
A man stole a USA Rainbow Pride Flag that was hanging on a pole outside a residence on Vanderbilt Boulevard on July 4 at approximately 4 a.m. The man was described as white between 6 feet 1 inch tall and 6 feet 3 inches tall.
 
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about these incidents can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, texting “SCPD” and your message to “CRIMES” (274637) or by email at www.tipsubmit.com. All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential.