Winnipeg cops still looking to ID suspect in 2021 rash of hate graffiti

Winnipeg police are reaching out to the public for help in identifying a suspect believed to have spray-painted hateful messages on 10 Pembina Highway businesses last summer, including a bank, a church, a law firm, a brewery, a cafe and a hair salon.

The buildings were tagged with swastikas and other graffiti overnight between midnight and 4 a.m. on July 22, 2021.

A surveillance image of a man suspected of painting hate symbols on multiple Winnipeg businesses.
A surveillance image of a man suspected of painting hate symbols on multiple Winnipeg businesses. Winnipeg Police Service

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The suspected vandal is described as being in his 20s or 30s and was captured on surveillance video wearing lime green shorts, a red and white cap and a plaid shirt. Police said he was also carrying a distinctive black gym bag.

Anyone with information is asked to call major crimes investigators at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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