Racist graffiti found throughout West Vancouver neighbourhood, police investigating

West Vancouver police are investigating after a neighbourhood was covered with graffiti earlier this week, some of it containing racist messages.

Police say they were called to the 1300-block of Camridge Road on July 9, where they found a vehicle marked with red and blue spray paint.

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Officers then found several other places marked by the same coloured paint, including light posts, mailboxes and other vehicles.

The racist messages were then found on the side of a second vehicle and a large community mailbox, police said.

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“This is especially concerning to us given the racist language that was used,” Const. Kevin Goodmurphy said in a statement. “We are asking anyone with information about this, to please come forward.”

Police believe the damage was done between 4 p.m. on July 8 and 4:30 a.m. on July 9.

The damage is believed to be valued at over $7,000.

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The racist messages have police treating the incident as a hate crime, and investigators have notified the BC Hate Crimes Team for a review.

Anyone with information helpful to investigators is asked to contact West Vancouver police, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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