Thea Digiammerino

Reward Offered for Information on Niantic Boardwalk Bench Vandals

East Lyme Police are trying to identify four people who tossed six benches off the Niantic boardwalk onto the rocky beach below, and a reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

East Lyme police responded on the morning of July 2 after witness reported the damage. The benches, which normally sit along on the boardwalk, were found strewn across the rocks below. The benches are worth about $800 each.

Police said surveillance footage shows four male suspects pulled up in a black sedan and entered the boardwalk through the “Hole in the Wall” entrance just after midnight.

Multiple sources are offering a combined $1,500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the vandals.

Anyone with information on the vandalism is asked to contact the East Lyme Police Department at 860-739-5900 or by texting keyword ELPD and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411).

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