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Suspect identified after Pride crosswalk defaced outside West Vancouver police station

Police say they've identified a suspect after a driver defaced the police department's newly unveiled Pride crosswalk. 

Police unveiled the crosswalk last week at the intersection of 16th Street and Esquimalt Avenue

Police unveiled the crosswalk last week at the intersection of 16th Street and Esquimalt Avenue. (Submitted by West Vancouver Police Department)

Police in West Vancouver say they've identified a suspect after a driver defaced the police department's newly unveiled Pride crosswalk. 

On Wednesday, police said staff inside the station heard a "loud and sustained" tire squealing outside just after 4 p.m. the day before. 

Officers discovered tire marks across part of the crosswalk. The car, which appeared to have two occupants, sped away and hasn't been found.

"This is very upsetting," Const. Kevin Goodmurphy said in a release Wednesday.

"For whatever reason, this person has chosen to leave a gesture of hate on a crosswalk that stands for the exact opposite."

Police unveiled the crosswalk last week at the intersection of 16th Street and Esquimalt Avenue.

Investigators have since found video surveillance of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Vancouver Police at 604-925-7300.

West Vancouver police are looking for this black Ford Mustang after a Pride crosswalk was defaced with tire marks. (Submitted by West Vancouver Police Department)

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