Red and blue graffiti that included the use of racist language was found in West Vancouver on July 9, 2019. (Pixabay photo)

Racist graffiti targets vehicles, mailboxes and light posts in West Vancouver

The vandalism is being treated as a hate crime

A series of racist graffiti that caused thousands of dollars in damages is being investigated as a hate crime in West Vancouver.

Police said in a news release Thursday that the concerning graffiti was first reported on Sunday in the 1300 block of Camridge Road. There, officers found extensive damage to a vehicle caused by red and blue spray paint which “included racist language.”

As officers canvassed the area, they found light posts, two other vehicles and mail boxes also tagged with the same paint.

One vehicle was covered “bumper to bumper,” police said. The damage is estimated to be over $7,000.

It’s believed that the graffiti was spray painted between Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 4:30 a.m.

“This is especially concerning to us given the racist language that was used,” Const. Kevin Goodmurphy said. “We are asking anyone with information about this, to please come forward.”

Police have notified the BC Hate Crimes Team, and remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 604-925-7300 or CrimeStoppers if they wish to remain anonymous.


@ashwadhwani
ashley.wadhwani@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Getting a new ‘Gig’ easier with new innovative program in Chilliwack

Program will take 12 young adults and help them prepare for their career path

VIDEO: Bloodhounds join the search for missing Chilliwack woman

Petsearchers Canada arrive in town Monday afternoon to help out

‘No little nook and cranny that’s too small’ in search for Chilliwack woman, say RCMP

Residents urged by police to assist in search for Grace Baranyk by checking property thoroughly

Search continues for missing elderly woman in Chilliwack

RCMP, Chilliwack Search and Rescue and community members combing area for Grace Baranyk

VIDEO: Hiker airlifted from Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park Sunday

Park east of Chilliwack popular with tourist and B.C. residents who walk up to the falls

VIDEO: Reports say Lashana Lynch is the new 007

Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Bond one last time

B.C. Ferries cancels two sailings Monday due to mechanical issues

Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay run affected in order to repair Queen of New Westminster

RCMP investigating alleged ‘sexual misconduct’ by cyclist on BCIT campus

BCIT said they were reviewing video evidence of the incident

New home cost dips in B.C.’s large urban centres

Victoria, Kelowna, Vancouver prices decline from last year

Graphic suicide scene edited out of ‘13 Reasons Why’ finale

Suicide prevention groups support the decision

Nine kittens and cats rescued after being locked in bins in northern B.C.: SPCA

SPCA says cats were starving, and matted with feces and urine

Woman grabbed, followed on trail near SFU campus: Burnaby RCMP

The woman told police a man was following and tried to talk to her

High-speed rail link would run from Vancouver to Seattle in under 1 hour: study

Annual ridership is projected to exceed three million

ICBC insurance renewals get more complicated this year

Crash history, driver risk prompt more reporting requirements

Most Read