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The Vancouver Island school’s Pride crosswalk was vandalized twice in two days

The Vancouver Island school’s Pride crosswalk was vandalized twice in two days

According to the West Shore RCMP, the Pride flag-flying crosswalk directly outside Spencer Middle School in Langford was the target of two separate graffiti attacks on June 24 and 25.

Both acts were caught on camera. The first occurred at 2:30 a.m. on June 24, and the second nearly 48 hours later, at 11 p.m. on June 25. The incidents were blasphemous and are being investigated as criminal damage under the Canadian Criminal Code.

In total, RCMP are trying to identify three suspects: one from the first incident and two from the second.

The suspect in the first incident is described as:

  • Have fair skin;
  • Wearing a dark hoodie;
  • Dark pants;
  • Hiking boots;
  • The man is holding a can of drink in his left hand and a spray can in his right.

Video surveillance of the second incident shows two suspects. The first is:

  • Male;
  • Light skin;
  • Short hair;
  • Wearing brown shorts;
  • Black T-shirt;
  • Dark-colored baseball cap.

The second suspect was inspected as:

  • Male;
  • Light skin;
  • Long, shoulder-length hair;
  • Wearing a sleeveless tank top with a large round logo;
  • Dark pants.

This zebra crossing was also vandalized in February after tire tracks and red paint were used.

Anyone with information about the crimes or who can identify the suspects is asked to contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or Crimestoppers online or at 1-800-222-8477.