Surrey RCMP is investigating a mischief in South Surrey that occurred on Friday evening that may have been motivated by hate.
On October 13, 2023, at approximately 6:31 p.m. Surrey RCMP received a report that a residence that provides services to Jewish communities had been egged and a Swastika symbol was drawn on the building. The suspect was seen leaving the area on foot.
Frontline officers attended the area and conducted patrols for the suspect, however he was not located. The Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit has assumed conduct of the investigation and BC Hate Crimes Unit has been notified.
The suspect is described as a 25-35 year-old male, slim to medium build, wearing a purple coat, white shirt, black “Adidas” sweatpants and brown shoes.
“We recognize that incidents of this nature impact the feeling of safety and security for members of our Jewish community.” says Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer, Corporal Vanessa Munn. “Hate has no place in our city and our officers are working to identify the person responsible so that they can be held accountable.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if you wish to remain anonymous, by calling 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.