CALGARY – Police are hoping the public can help identify two men believed to be involved in a racist graffiti spree that targeted Calgary’s Tuscany CTrain station Thursday night. Investigators are calling it a hate-motivated crime, and have released photos from surveillance video to help the search for suspects.
Words including “F__k Muslim Goofs,” “f__k Syria,” and “f__k Syrian ‘refs’’’ were spray painted throughout the northwest station and parking lot. The graffiti included white power symbols.
Police said Tuesday two men used gold spray paint on four locations in upper and lower platforms of the station at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday. A walkway ramp from the parking lot to the upper level platform and a southbound CTrain were also hit, along with five vehicles in the station’s south parking lot.
The first suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his 20s to early 30s, approximately 5’10” to 6’ with a slim build, and short brown hair. Police said he was wearing a plaid buttoned shirt, an olive green winter jacket with a black stripe across the chest, black pants, and black shoes. He was carrying a black duffle bag and a white shopping bag, police said.
The second suspect is also described as a Caucasian male in his 20s to early 30s, approximately 5’10” to 6’ with a moustache or goatee. Police said he was wearing a black toque pulled down to the brow, a black sweatshirt, a blue winter jacket with black hood and cuffs, black pants, black shoes with thick white rubber soles, and was carrying a backpack.
Anyone with information about is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
With files from Global’s Nancy Hixt