Richmond RCMP seek help in identifying suspects involved in mischief to Pride crosswalks

Suspect 1 Photos: RCMP

RICHMOND RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying four suspects involved in alleged mischief to Pride crosswalks

Between August 1 and August 29, Richmond RCMP have investigated nine incidents where Pride crosswalks were vandalized with anti LGBTQ2S+ graffiti.

Richmond RCMP Youth Section are conducting a thorough investigation of all of these incidents. Extensive video canvassing has been conducted resulting in four suspects associated to an alleged mischief that took place in the overnight hours of August 2. This incident occurred at a local high school in the 8100-block of St. Albans Road.

“While the suspects faces are all covered, some are wearing distinctive clothing which may assist in their identification,” says Cpl. Adriana O’Malley, Richmond RCMP Media Relations Officer. “We are releasing these nine images and encourage anyone who recognizes these individuals or has information regarding these incidents to contact police.”

Suspect 1

The first suspect is wearing:

  • black hoodie or jacket;
  • dark face mask;
  • black pants;
  • black and white shoes;
  • black backpack with a gold Vans emblem

 

Suspect 2

The second suspect is wearing:

  • black hoodie or jacket;
  • white face mask;
  • black pants;
  • black shoes;
  • holding a white can.

Suspect 3

The third suspect is wearing:

  • a two-toned jacket, that appears to be black and dark grey or green;
  • black pants;
  • white running shoes;
  • black backpack with a red emblem on the side;
  • holding a white can.

Suspect 4

The fourth suspect is wearing:

  • black and white hoodie or jacket with Mickey Mouse on the front left;
  • black pants with a white stripe down the side;
  • white shoes;
  • black backpack with a white emblem on the back.

 

 

“Hate-motivated crimes or incidents can have a significant impact on those being targeted. These mischiefs can potentially undermine our LGBTQ2S+ community’s sense of safety in Richmond,” says Inspector Michael Cohee, Officer-in-Charge of Investigative Services and Community Engagement. “Everyone has the right to feel safe and we are doing everything we can to identify those involved which is why we are appealing to the public for your assistance in identifying these suspects.”

Anyone who may have witnessed, or have information regarding this file, is asked to call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you are requested to contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at www.solvecrime.ca.

 

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