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Police say spray-paint incident being looked at as hate crime

Victoria police are investigating an act of mischief that had elements of a hate crime. Officers went to the 700 block of Pembroke Street on Oct. 5 after a resident reported two vehicles had been spray-painted.
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Victoria police are investigating an act of mischief that had elements of a hate crime.

Officers went to the 700 block of Pembroke Street on Oct. 5 after a resident reported two vehicles had been spray-painted. Police said the nature of what was on the cars meet the standard for investigation as a hate crime.

The specifics of what was spray-painted were not disclosed.

Police are asking people who were in the 700 block of Pembroke Street or the 700 block of Princess Avenue between 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 and noon Oct. 5, or have video footage, to call them at 250-995-7654, extension 1, or to report anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).