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Suspect wanted in connection with 4 acts of hate graffiti: Hamilton police

Hamilton police are searching for a suspect they believe is connected to four separate reports of hate bias graffiti.

The suspect was captured on video for an act of mischief in September

Hamilton police are searching for someone they believe is involved with four separate acts of hate bias graffiti. (Hamilton police)

Hamilton police are searching for a person they believe is connected to incidents of hateful graffiti. 

Between Sunday, Oct. 13 and Tuesday, Oct. 15, police responded to the area of James Street South and the Claremont Access for four separate reports of hate bias graffiti. 

The graffiti was found along the escarpment stairs and at the top of the stairs in Southam Park, and on a mural in the area of James Street South and Beckley Street.

In one instance, someone called the police and provided a description of the suspect. 

Police describe the suspect as male, 5'10, and weighing 180-190 lbs. They say he has a shaved head and was wearing a grey sweater, blue or green jacket, and air pods. 

Police believe that a suspect captured on surveillance video in September might be responsible for these acts. 

On Thursday, Sept. 26, officers were called to the area of King Street E and Wentworth Street N for an act of mischief, which was not hate bias related. 

Hamilton police detectives and the hate crime unit are investigating.

They believe the graffiti happened in the late evening and early morning hours, and are asking people in the area to review their security cameras for any suspicious activity. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Lisa Chamber at 905-546-3833 or Crime Stoppers.