Police seek young man, after anti-Semitic hate crimes in Burlington
Several anti-Semitic and racist messages were posted around the city
After a string of alleged anti-Semitic and racist hate crimes in Burlington, Halton police have released more details about a person of interest and are again asking for the public's help.
Anti-Semitic, racist and other hateful messages were found in six separate places around Burlington over two weeks in May and June, police say. The majority of the messages were hateful against the Jewish community.
The messages were found in a number of locations, including Burlington city hall, personal cars and a church parking lot.
Police originally released photos of two suspects outside Burlington city hall. They now identify one person of interest as a white man, age 18 to 25, with an average build. He was wearing blue jeans, an Under Armour hacket, Addidas running shoes, a grey t-shirt, and an Addidas grey/orange/black backpack. One time he was wearing a blue baseball cap, police noted.
Halton Police are investigating the incidents as hate crimes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Halton Police at 905-825-4777 ext. 2385 or ext. 2310. People can also anonymously report tips through Crime Stoppers.