Police: Man wanted for stealing flags, flagpoles in Park Slope on Fourth of July

The suspect can be seen in surveillance video walking up to homes in Park Slope and stealing their flags. (7/5/14)

BROOKLYN - Police are seeking the public's assistance in finding the person responsible for stealing American flags from Park Slope residents.

Authorities say a man stole flags from several homes near Sherman Street and 10th Avenue Friday morning.

In surveillance video, the suspect can be seen pulling up on a bicycle and walking up to the homes, removing their flags and flagpoles.

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The suspect is described as a white male, wearing denim shorts and a bandana, and carrying two backpacks.

Neighbors say they were baffled by the thefts, questioning why someone would do such a thing on Independence Day.

Police say the suspect is wanted in connection with seven petit larcenies in the area.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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