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Every Child Matters flag stolen from Halifax police station, 5 sought

Halifax Regional Police are investigating the theft of an Every Child Matters flag from the front of police headquarters that occurred early Saturday morning.
Halifax Regional Police are investigating the theft of an Every Child Matters flag from the front of police headquarters that occurred early Saturday morning. Provided/Halifax Regional Police

Police are looking for five people who were seen on surveillance video as an Every Child Matters flag was stolen from the front of Halifax Regional Police headquarters.

In a release, police say that an employee noticed on Saturday that the orange flag, which honours residential school survivors and victims, was missing and that the flag pole was damaged.

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Video footage showed five people — four males and a female — walking south on Gottingen Street early Saturday morning.

“In the video, one of the male suspects walks up the steps at police headquarters at 1975 Gottingen Street and tears the flag from the pole, after which the group flees on foot heading south on Gottingen Street,” police wrote in a news release.

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“Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 902-490-5020 or submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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