Suspects who set NYPD van on fire caught on camera, police say

MANHATTAN (WABC) -- NYPD detectives are searching for a group of suspects that set fire to a police van in Manhattan.

Video shows the suspects early Wednesday morning.

Police say they broke a window of the NYPD van parked on East 12th Street near Union Square.

They then set fire to the vehicle.

No one was inside the van at the time, and no one was hurt.

A search is underway for the suspects.

Call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782), if you recognize them.

You can also submit tips by visiting the CrimeStoppers website at or by messaging on Twitter @NYPDTips.

* More Queens news
* Send us a news tip
* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
* Follow us on YouTube
Copyright © 2021 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.