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VicPD are investigating another alleged hate crime.

On Tuesday October 5th, officers responded to a call that two vehicles had been vandalized with spray paint in the 700-block of Pembroke Street.

According to VicPD, the mischief had elements of a hate crime due to the nature of the targeting and vandalism.

“The nature of the targeting and vandalism meets the standard for investigation as a hate-motivated incident or hate crime,” a statement read from VicPD.

“Targeting of this nature is against the Criminal Code of Canada and is not welcome in Victoria or Esquimalt.”

Investigators are asking for people who were either in the area or may have video footage of the 700-block of Princess Avenue or the 700-block of Pembroke Street between 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 4th and noon on Tuesday, October 5th.

Last month, VicPD released surveillance footage of alleged hate crime at a downtown church.

On September 12th, two people were caught on video surveillance spray-painting St. Andrew’s Cathedral located at the corner of Blanshard and View Streets.

VicPD did not indicate whether the incidents were related or not.

If you or anyone you know has information on either incident, VicPD are asking you to call them at (250) 995-7654.

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