$10K reward for vandals of NE construction company

PHILADELPHIA - November 10, 2012

"I've been doing this for 16 years now, and this is the first time I've experienced anything like this," said Aaron Tubbs.

Aaron Tubbs of Walsh Construction is referring to the devastation caused by vandals to the tune of $3.5 million.

It happened sometime overnight on September 27th at their I-95 construction site in the 6600 block of State Road in the Northeast.

A 150 ton crane, a bulldozer and compressors were no match for the vandals, and this is the second time Walsh has been targeted. Vandals wrecked the same site on Labor Day.

"It certainly hurts us financially," said Tubbs. "But it puts local people out of work because we have to shut the job down and get the equipment replaced."

Tubbs says this was the work of people who knew what they were doing.

"It is apparent to us that this is not neighborhood kids throwing rocks. These are people who know how to operate this equipment and are in, what we say, the business," he said.

Walsh Construction, which is a union contractor, says they intend to stay in the area and continue employing local people.

The company has posted a $10,000 reward hoping someone will come forward and turn in the vandals.

Anyone who knows anything, seen anything, a car or people hanging around the area, pick up the phone and call 215-546-TIPS," says Santo Montecalvo.

Calls remain anonymous and could be worth $10,000.

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