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Police looking for young suspects in two more hate-motivated crimes involving Pride flags

By Caitlin Snow May 15, 2023 | 12:25 PM

Two youths have ripped down a pride flag from a home in Spryfield and police are saying the crime was motivated by hate.

It was May 7 around 7:30pm when police received the report of property damage.

The suspects, described as being in their early teens, ran away from the scene.

This comes after four youths destroyed another pride flag at a home in the north end of Halifax just last month, on April 5, at about 2:55pm.

In that incident, the youths are described as male, 10-12 years old, one with dark-curly hair.

These come not long after a Pride flag was burned at Bay View High School in Upper Tantallon, in April. Three youths were charged in that incident.

Police say crimes of this nature can be very harmful to the community and are important to have on record.

Investigators, along with members of the Hate Crime Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, are asking anyone with information about these incidents or video from the area, who has not already spoken with police, to call 902-490-5020.  Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or using the P3 Tips App.


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