Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly damaged signs that urge people to maintain social distance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Someone spray-painted the word “Hoax” on a sign in Town Centre Park and other signs were vandalized, RCMP said in a release.
Police believe the damage occurred sometime between Sept. 19 and 23. They released a photo and description of a suspect, who they believe was in the park between those dates.
The suspect is described as a clean-shaven Caucasian man between the ages of 25 and 35 who stands five-foot-six to five-foot-eight inches tall. He may be wearing an orange jacket and ripped jeans, RCMP said.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to contact Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
The Public Health Agency of Canada said the country has had an average of 2,052 new coronavirus cases a day for the past week, with 18 deaths a day and 673 people in hospital.
— With files from The Canadian Press