Police are looking for the suspects in a case of hate-motivated graffiti in the northeast Calgary community of Rundle.
Early Thursday morning, a grey SUV in the 2200 block of 48 Street N.E. was spray-painted with vulgar phrases, targeting Islam and “Arabs.”
The vehicle was also keyed and the windows were broken.
It’s believed the vehicle’s owner and family were targeted because of their ethnicity, and no other vehicles on the street were damaged.
Investigators went on to say they have handled six hateful graffiti cases so far this year, including a high-profile case in a Ranchlands Park.
“When people are targeted with vandalism and hateful messages, it has a big impact on how safe they feel in the community,” Senior Const. Craig Collins with the Hate Crimes Unit said in a release. “These are not minor offences. We take it very seriously and will pursue the people responsible to try to prevent other families from being victimized the same way, simply because of their ethnicity or religion.”
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Calgary Police Service or CrimeStoppers.