Mounties in Campbell River are investigating racist graffiti and vandalism estimated at $25,000 on the construction site of the new Tlowitsis First Nations Village.
Police were notified of the damage on Thursday and are looking for help from the public to identify those responsible.
Racist graffiti and damaged construction equipment were found at the site in the 200 block of Henry Road. Light stands and generators were damaged and excavators had windows and glass smashed.
Police said the graffiti was mostly illegible, but one racist term that was clearly prominent was the “N” word.
Damages at the construction site are substantial and will be $25,000 to repair, said Const.. Maury Tyre.
At this point, it’s too early in the investigation to determine whether the actions of the vandals were simply a senseless crime of opportunity or whether it was a targeted act.
If anyone has any information about the damage, contact the Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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