A group of teens spotted Sunday evening slapping up stickers along a Bellmore street could be charged with felonies for posting white supremacist messages and images, Nassau police said.
The trio, all believed to be males between 14 and 17 years old, were spotted by a local business owner walking his dog on Bedford Avenue at about 6:40 p.m., police said.
The man saw one teen slap a sticker on a lamp post. Another teen pasted a sticker on a Chamber of Commerce sign, police said. Police are looking for the three teens.
One sticker, photographed and removed by police, reads "White Pride World Wide." Another says "Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Hitler." A third shows a hand making an obscene gesture over a Star of David.
Nassau police spokesman Det. Lt. Kevin Smith said there have been at two similar incidents in Bellmore within the past month. At least one involved an image of a Nazi swastika, Smith said.
Whoever posted it could be charged under a state law prohibiting the posting of images of swastikas or nooses. The first-degree harassment charge carries a maximum sentence of 1 year in jail.
Police said the trio's index card-sized stickers were likely purchased from a website that deals in racist-themed clothes and other products.
Detectives Monday began reviewing surveillance videos from businesses in the area in hopes of identifying the people involved.
Anyone with information may call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.
With John Valenti