Calgary, AB,
08
December
2015
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21:13
America/Denver

Seeking public assistance – hate-motivated crime investigation

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance to identify two men believed to be involved in a hate-motivated crime.

On Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at approximately 5:45 p.m., two men entered the Tuscany CTrain Station, located at 10210 Crowchild Trail N.W. Once inside, the men applied gold spray paint to four locations on both the upper and lower platforms of the station. A walkway ramp leading from the parking lot to the upper level platform and a southbound CTrain were also tagged.

In addition to the damage within the station, five vehicles parked in the south parking lot of the Tuscany station were found to have graffiti messages spray painted on them.

All of the graffiti messages were of anti-Syrian and anti-refugee sentiment and police have classified this as a hate-motivated crime.

The first suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his 20s to early 30s, approximately 5’10” to 6’ tall, with a slim build, and short brown hair. He was wearing a plaid buttoned shirt, an olive green winter jacket with a black stripe across the chest, black pants, and black shoes. He was carrying a black duffle bag and a white shopping bag.

The second suspect is also described as a Caucasian male in his 20s to early 30s, approximately 5’10” to 6’ tall. He may have a moustache or goatee. He was wearing a black toque pulled down to the brow, a black sweatshirt, a blue winter jacket with black hood and cuffs, black pants, black shoes with thick white rubber soles, and was carrying a backpack.

Still photos taken from CCTV footage of the incident of both suspects are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

Anyone with information about the incident or the suspects involved is asked to call police at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case # 15514127/3705