Police are in search of this man, who stole an American Flag from the Brew Home in Pearl River. If you already know something about this incident, contact the Orangetown Police Division Detective Bureau at 845-359-2121.
Orangetown Police Division

The Brew Home in Pearl River has had the Stars and Stripes ripped from its facade for the second time in three months. 

However this time police have it on video.

Orangetown police launched surveillance video of a man ripping the 15-by-10-foot U.S. flag from the entrance of the favored bar and restaurant on July 21, they usually’re on the lookout for the general public’s assist to determine the early-morning thief.

“I bar have a tendency on Fridays and I park within the again, so I by no means drive by the entrance,” stated Ray Nelson, basic supervisor at The Brew Home. “Final Friday a buyer involves me and goes, ‘Why’d you’re taking the flag down?’ I stated, ‘What are you speaking about?’ He advised me, ‘The flag’s not there.'”

“It’s an enormous flag,” Nelson stated. “It coated from the highest to the underside of our constructing, and throughout the entire whole eating room. Hopefully the group can come collectively and discover out who that is.” 

Police stated the incident occurred round 1:forty eight a.m. The surveillance video exhibits a lone wrongdoer, who slowly walks up and begins pulling the flag from the entrance of the bar, then folds it and walks away with it in his arms.

Nelson stated the flag was held in place by six bolts.

The huge flag was positioned in entrance of the favored bar shortly earlier than Memorial Day, and changed a smaller, three-by-5 flag that had been stolen a few weeks earlier. 

That irked bar patrons and staff, together with Nelson, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. In response, the bar went huge with its subsequent flag — the one stolen every week in the past. 

“We thought we had the man,” Nelson stated. “Police talked to the man and it wasn’t him. So, nobody actually is aware of. We hope we will get him.”

Police are asking anybody with details about the incident to contact the Orangetown Police Division Detective Bureau at 845-359-2121.

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