Halton Regional Police are looking for four male suspects in their “late teens or early 20s” who are accused of “hate-motivated” incidents involving graffiti.
Police said there were two incidents the suspects may have been involved in.
June 23, police received a call regarding graffiti spray-painted on the sidewalk of the intersection of Liptay Ave and Colonel William Parkway in Oakville.
June 28, police were called to Skipton Lane in Oakville for “similar graffiti” written on the sidewalk in chalk. During this incident, four individuals were observed walking on Skipton Lane and are believed to be involved, according to police.
Suspect 1: male, late teens or early 20s, wearing a red hoodie style sweater
Suspect 2: male, late teens or early 20s, wearing dark shorts and a dark t-shirt
Suspect 3: male, late teens or early 20s, wearing a light coloured sweater or jacket and dark pants
Suspect 4: male, late teens or early 20s, wearing dark coloured clothing
Due to the nature of the graffiti, the crimes are being investigated as hate-motivated incidents, according to Halton Police.
The service said it will not be releasing details about what was written in graffiti “as doing so would further propagate the intended hateful message”.
Police are appealing to the public to come forward with any information or security cam footage that would assist them in identifying the suspected individuals responsible.