UPDATE: Police Release New Photos of Suspect Following Hate Crimes in Burlington
Halton Police have released new photos of a suspect following a series of hate crimes that occurred in the city of Burlington.
The first known incident occurred on May 21, 2019 near Dundas Street and Guelph Line, and involved a note being left on a private vehicle that included a hate-motivated racist message.
The second incident, police say, occurred on May 23, 2019 and involved an Anti-Semitic poster that was placed on a traffic post.
The next incident occurred on May 26, 2019 when hate propaganda was placed on a number of vehicles in the parking lot of a church near Mainway and Walkers Line.
And on May 30, 2019, someone reported to police that an Anti-Semitic message was written on their vehicle in marker.
Then, according to police, sometime between June 1 and June 2, 2019, Anti-Semitic imagery was found posted on the front doors of the Burlington Art Gallery.
And the most recent known incident, which occurred on June 2, 2019, Anti-Semitic imagery was found posted on the front doors of Burlington City Hall.
Police are seeking to identify the person(s) responsible for these crimes.
And, new photographs of one person of interest have been obtained and can be seen below.
The male suspect is described as being white, between the ages of 18 and 25, and having an average build. Police say the suspect was wearing blue jeans, an Under Armour Jacket, Adidas running shoes, a grey t-shirt, and was also wearing an Adidas grey/orange/black backpack.
Police say the suspect was also observed at one incident wearing a blue baseball cap.
Police are investigating these offences as hate crimes that willfully promote hatred.
Police are appealing to the public to come forward with any information that would help to identify the persons responsible. Anyone with 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.
Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.
Photos are courtesy of Halton Police.
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