Police Name Suspect in Union League Staircase Vandalism
Police have identified a suspect wanted in the Union League staircase vandalism that occurred Monday morning.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 50-year-old Reginald Phillips, who police say is involved in the theft of a brass railing from the front steps of the Union League building. The railing was ripped from the steps just after 3 a.m. on Monday morning, which caused $100,000 worth of damage to the historically registered structure, according to police.
Phillips’s last known address is on the 3100 block of North Broad Street, police said. Detectives said Phillips scrapped the railing at a local scrap yard. A piece was recovered.
A Union League spokesperson said the building’s steps would be repaired “as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Phillips is asked to contact the Central Detective Division at 215-686-3093.
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