Halton Police are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the suspects responsible for displaying hate-motivated messages at six locations in Burlington.
The first known incident occurred on May 21 in the area of Dundas Street and Guelph Line, when the suspects allegedly left a note on a private vehicle that included a hate-motivated racist message.
The second incident occurred on May 23, when the suspects allegedly placed an Anti-Semitic poster on a traffic post.
On May 26, the suspects allegedly placed hate propaganda on a number of vehicles in the parking lot of a church near Mainway and Walkers Line.
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On May 30, 2019, a complainant reported that an Anti-Semitic message was written on their vehicle in marker.
Sometime between June 1 and June 2, the suspects allegedly placed Anti-Semitic imagery on the front doors of the Burlington Art Gallery.
On the morning of June 2, the suspects allegedly posted Anti-Semitic imagery on the front door of Burlington City Hall.
The Halton Police are investigating these offences as hate crimes. Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact investigators at 905-825-4777 ext. 2315 or ext. 2316 or the on-duty 3 District Staff Sergeant at 905-825-4777 ext. 2310. They can also contact Crime Stoppers.
“Hate crime has no place in any community, and I am confident that the persons responsible behind these ignorant, cowardly and hateful acts will be quickly identified with the public’s assistance. No one has the right to make another person feel fearful because of the colour of their skin, race, religion, ethnic origin or any other factor. The Halton Regional Police Service is committed to fully investigating these crimes and ensuring those responsible are brought to justice,” said Deputy Chief Nishan Duraiappah.
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