Halifax Regional Police is investigating an incident of property damage in Dartmouth involving a racist symbol.
At 9:15 last night, a complainant reported to police that they witnessed a man smashing out the windows of a vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence on Lahey Road. The suspect then ran to a vehicle waiting on Victoria Road and fled the scene. When officers arrived, they saw that the windows and headlights had been smashed, the tires had been slashed, and a racist symbol had been spray-painted on the hood of the vehicle. Officers searched the area but weren’t able to locate the suspect.
The suspect is described as a white man, 19 or 20 years old with a skinny build, wearing a red ball hat, blue short-sleeved shirt and blue baggy jean shorts. No description of the vehicle is available.
Investigators are exploring the possibility that hate was a motivating factor in this incident.
Police ask anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the suspect involved to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.