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Suspect sought in west Edmonton anti-Asian graffiti investigation

Surveillance footage still from July 19, 2022 showing a man writing on a wall in an alley in west Edmonton. Courtesy: Edmonton Police Service

Edmonton police are looking for the public’s help identifying a suspect after anti-Asian graffiti was discovered in several parts of some west end neighbourhoods.

Police said officers are investigating four instances of graffiti depicting the words, “KILL ASIANS” that occurred on June 9 and July 19 along 104 Avenue and Stony Plain Road, in the area between 144 Street and 163 Street.

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On Monday, police released surveillance footage from July 19 showing a man of average height, with a thin build, short hair and facial hair writing on a wall in an alley.

Surveillance footage still from July 19, 2022 showing a man writing on a wall in an alley in west Edmonton. Courtesy: Edmonton Police Service

Investigators are asking anyone who may be able to identify the suspect to come forward.

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Police are also asking anyone who may come across other instances of this kind of graffiti to report it to police.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone.

Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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