LOOK | Suspects wanted for hate crimes in Burlington
Police have released images of two suspects after several hate-motivated messages were left in Burlington since May 21st.
The first known incident occurred on May 21st 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 occurred on May 23rd and involved an anti-Semitic poster that was placed on a traffic post.
The next incident occurred on May 26st when hate propaganda was placed on a number of vehicles in the parking lot of a church near Mainway and Walkers Line.
On May 30th, a complainant reported to police that an anti-Semitic message was written on their vehicle in marker.
Sometime between June 1st and 2nd, anti-Semitic imagery was found posted on the front doors of the Burlington Art Gallery.
In the most recent known incident, anti-Semitic imagery was found posted on the front doors of Burlington City Hall on the morning of June 2nd.
"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.
The HRPS is investigating these offences as hate crimes that willfully promote hatred.
They are appealing to the public to come forward with any information.
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